In his first comments on ABC since he said that John Mccain was not a war hero, and that he is a loser, Trump, the Republican poll leader, said he does not owe John Mccain an apology and he got a standing ovation after the speech in which he attacked Mccain. If you haven’t seen the original video where Trump goes after Mccain, here it is:
When speaking about McCain on Saturday, Trump said he likes “people who weren’t captured.” He didn’t back down when asked about the comment.
“People that fought hard and weren’t captured and went through a lot, they get no credit,” he said. “Nobody even talks about them. They’re like forgotten, and I think that’s a shame, if you want to know the truth.”
Before Trump’s comments Saturday, McCain had said the real estate mogul was firing up “crazies.”
“I’m very disappointed in John McCain because the vets are horribly treated in this country,” said Trump. “I’m fighting for the vets. I’ve done a lot for the vets.”
Trump said veterans were treated like “third-class citizens,” adding that McCain has “done nothing to help the vets.”
Trump didn’t serve in the Vietnam War after receiving four student deferments and an additional medical deferment after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 1968. He said he would have “proudly served” but wasn’t drafted because of his high lottery number.
“If I would have gotten a low number, I would have been drafted. I would have proudly served,” he said. “But I got a number, I think it was 356. That’s right at the very end. And they didn’t get — I don’t believe — past even 300, so I was, I was not chosen because of the fact that I had a very high lottery number.”