Donald Trump finds himself the target of Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post after mocking Sen John McCain’s military service saying, “He’s no war hero.”
McCain volunteered to serve in the U.S. Military, served with honor, was captured and tortured for years in Vietnam.
Trump avoided service via student and medical deferments. Yesterday, Trump said his medical deferment was due to a bone spur in his foot. He couldn’t recall which foot had the bone spur.
The other GOP hopefuls finally found something they could criticize Trump on, taking to social media to denounce Trump’s comments:
— Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) 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
Enough with the slanderous attacks. @SenJohnMcCain and all our veterans – particularly POWs have earned our respect and admiration.
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) July 18, 2015
America’s POWs deserve much better than to have their service questioned by the offensive rantings of Donald Trump
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) July 18, 2015
.@SenJohnMcCain is an American hero, period. I’ll denounce any attack against his service and anyone else who wears the uniform. -SW
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) July 18, 2015
Appearing on ABC’s This Week today, host Martha Raddatz asked Trump if thought he owed John McCain an apology, he replied:
“No, not at all. I will say what I want to say, and maybe that’s why I’m leading in the polls because people are tired of hearing politicians and pollsters telling the politicians exactly what to say.”