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John McCain Finally Responds to Donald Trump

Updated July 20, 2015
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John McCain Finally Responds to Donald Trump



Sen. John McCain finally spoke out in regard to Donald Trump's comments.  McCain said Monday that Trump does not owe him an apology and that he does not view himself as a hero, but that Donald Trump should a apologize to veterans for his comments about soldiers captured in war.

Donald Trump is facing a lot of heat from his own party for saying over the weekend that McCain, who was held as a prisoner of war for more than five years during the Vietnam War, was "a war hero because he was captured.  I like people who weren't captured."

John McCain

McCain feels that his senior officers during the Vietnam War are the ones who should be viewed as a heroes, not him.  "A great honor of my life was to serve in the company of heroes.  I'm not a hero," he said.  "But I think Trump may owe an apology to the families of those who have sacrificed in conflict and those who have undergone the prison experience in serving their country."

McCain also declined to attack Trump for avoiding service in the Vietnam War through a series of deferments, saying "...to look back in anger is nonproductive...our country was divided in an almost unprecedented fashion during the Vietnam War, and when I came home I was shocked."

Trump is still refusing to apologize for the comments, even as he is being pressured to do so from members of his own party.

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