Ben Carson, When Asked If McCain Is a War Hero: ‘Depends on Your Definition’
Dr. Ben Carson was asked about Donald Trump‘s comments today and ended up saying something odd about John McCain.
In case you still haven’t heard, Trump said today, of McCain’s status as a war hero, “He’s a war hero ’cause he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured.”
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson, whose appearance followed Trump’s at the summit, declined to comment on Trump’s remarks after leaving the stage. He also would not say when asked whether or not McCain was a war hero. “It depends on your definition of a war hero,” he said.
And that wasn’t all:
When asked if McCain is a war hero, Carson diverts, says, "I believe Sen. McCain has done some wonderful things." #fls2015
— Linh Ta (@linhmaita) July 18, 2015
As Perry asks Trump to drop out, Carson demures. When asked point blank is McCain a war hero he says, "he's done some good things." #ouch
— mcbc (@mcbc) July 18, 2015
In case any of you are actually wondering whether McCain should be considered a war hero, he wrote a firsthand accounting of what he underwent.
Ted Cruz, meanwhile, praised McCain but also refused to say anything negative about Trump.
Update- 4:48 pm EST: Fuller context of Carson’s comments:
Reading fuller statement, Ben Carson's answer on McCain is weird, not quite as bad as version going around twitter pic.twitter.com/wlEPbiAsHj
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) July 18, 2015
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