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.”

Pretty much all of Trump’s GOP rivals came out to scold him over those comments. As of yet, Carson hasn’t done that, but as Politico reported, this is what happened when he was asked:

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:

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:

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