Donald Trump today dismissed a Des Moines Register op-ed that called for the 2016 presidential contender to pull the plug on his campaign.

The editorial came in response to Trump’s controversial comment that Sen. John McCain is “not a war hero.”

"He's a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren't captured,” Trump said.

The Des Moines Register article reads, in part:

If Trump, our would-be commander in chief, doesn't like POWs, how does he feel about men and women killed in action?

His comments were not merely offensive, they were disgraceful. So much so, in fact, that they threaten to derail not just his campaign, but the manner in which we choose our nominees for president. By using his considerable wealth, his celebrity status, and his mouth to draw attention to himself, rather than to raise awareness of the issues facing America, he has coarsened our political dialogue and cheapened the electoral process.

Trump called the editorial “sophomoric” in a Facebook post today. He suggested that his high poll numbers are “just too much for [the Register] to bear.”

I am not at all surprised by the Des Moines Register's sophomoric editorial. It was issued immediately after the release...

Posted by Donald J. Trump on Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Rachel Campos-Duffy said on “Outnumbered” that Trump’s comments about McCain were very offensive and that he had multiple opportunities to apologize.

“This is the guy who’s never wrong,” she said. “This is a guy who can’t say he’s sorry.”

Andrea Tantaros said that Trump’s appearance last night on “The O’Reilly Factor” was “a non-apology apology.”

She also remarked that he’s “fighting with the wrong enemy.”

“He keeps talking about John McCain, get off John McCain, John McCain isn’t running, and you’re running in a Republican primary,” Tantaros said.

Watch the "Outnumbered" clip below.