‘Disgraceful’: Trump Gets Savaged on Twitter––Especially by Conservatives––over McCain Comment


To say that Donald Trump has crossed a line would be to assume that he hasn’t done so in the past. But this time, he went too far for a lot of people––conservatives especially––with his comments about John McCain.

Trump––who didn’t serve in Vietnam and got draft deferments––attacked John McCain today over, of all things, the fact that he is considered a war hero.

McCain, for those who don’t know, was shot down over Hanoi, captured as a prison of war, and tortured while in captivity. If you want McCain’s full accounting of what he went through, read this. Today Trump, after calling McCain a “loser,” actually said, “He’s a war hero ’cause he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured.”

Well, that pretty much crossed the line for a LOT of people, including his own Republican presidential rivals and conservative writers and pundits on Twitter.

Here’s a lot of what people had to say:

And when McCain’s daughter found out…

Montel Williams even made a video for Trump and said on Facebook, “For a guy who claims he’ll be the best military president ever, he sure has no respect for those who sacrificed most”:

Oh, and that’s not even including the rampant mockery:

You can see what Trump said here, via C-SPAN:

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