'I Like People That Weren't Captured': Trump Slams McCain, GOP Candidates Respond
The war of words between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Sen. John McCain has just been kicked up a notch.
"He's not a war hero," Trump said at the 4th annual Family Leadership Summit in Iowa today. "He's a war hero 'cause he was captured. I like people that weren't captured."
Other GOP candidates didn't appreciate Trump's strong words, and they immediately took to Twitter to defend McCain and his service.
— Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) July 18, 2015
Perry released the following statement in response to Trump’s comments:
“Donald Trump should apologize immediately for attacking Senator McCain and all veterans who have protected and served our country. As a veteran and an American, I respect Sen. McCain because he volunteered to serve his country. I cannot say the same of Mr. Trump. His comments have reached a new low in American politics. His attack on veterans make him unfit to be Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces, and he should immediately withdraw from the race for President.”
Enough with the slanderous attacks. @SenJohnMcCain and all our veterans - particularly POWs have earned our respect and admiration.
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) July 18, 2015
Just told a crowd in Sioux City: @SenJohnMcCain is an American hero
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) July 18, 2015
After Donald Trump spends six years in a POW camp, he can weigh in on John McCain's service
— Gov. Bobby Jindal (@BobbyJindal) July 18, 2015
.@SenJohnMcCain is an American hero, period.
— Rick Santorum (@RickSantorum) July 18, 2015
If there was ever any doubt that @realDonaldTrump should not be our commander in chief, this stupid statement should end all doubt.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) July 18, 2015
Watch Mike Emanuel's full report from the Family Leadership Summit in the clip above.