Greg Gutfeld said on "The Five" today that Donald Trump certainly crossed a line with his remarks about Sen. John McCain's war record, but the presidential candidate's defenders are actually more at fault than he is.

"Donald's not to blame for being Donald," Gutfeld said. "The fault lies with those who yield to his rules: That either you're a groupie or a traitor."

Gutfeld said that Trump's supporters forgive him for things for which they would never forgive others, effectively placing him above criticism.

"If Obama had mocked McCain's service, the right would storm the White House," Gutfeld stated.

He added that seeing conservatives defending jokes about POWs just goes to show that the game of "I'm more conservative than you" has always been about ego, not issues.

"In the end, the ideal candidate speaks for you, not the reverse. Trump's your id, but he's not your conscience. And so, we embraced him, exposing TV's true purpose, which is ratings. An election is in 16 months, but ratings come out for us every day," Gutfeld said.

"And Trump delivers."

Watch Gutfeld's monologue and "The Five" co-hosts' reactions in the clip above.

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