As usual Trump has made headlines for no other reason than he is a wanker……this time he has leveled his attacks against John McCain……now it is no secret that I have my problems with McCain on many levels but mostly on his foreign policy positions……but as bad as I hate his stands I still respect him for his service to this country…….but the hairball that is a presidential candidate has gone a bit far………
John McCain and Donald Trump have been sparring the last few days, with McCain telling the New Yorker that Trump “fired up the crazies” with his immigration comments. Today, Trump shot back in what can only be described as Trump fashion—by attacking the former prisoner of war’s military record, reports the Hill: “He’s a war hero because he got captured,” said Trump during a Q&A at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa. “I like people who weren’t captured.”
McCain, of course, spent about six years as a POW in Vietnam after his plane got shot down. Ben Jacobs of the Guardian tweets that Trump says he won’t apologize, and Mediaite can’t resist noting that Trump got draft deferments.
While I may agree that calling him a war hero is a bit too much…….he is a survivor in a painful place and he deserves recognition for making it out……to me the use of “hero” is overdone…….when everyone is called a hero then it lessens the fact of a real hero that does incredible feats…….but that aside…..what has Trump done as a service to his country……
By mocking John McCain’s military record, Donald Trump has put his own record of draft deferments in the spotlight, and he’s being pretty evasive about the last of his five Vietnam-era deferments, Politico reports. The campaign describes the 1968 medical deferment, which Trump says was for bone spurs in his heels, as “minor” and “short-term,” but it appears to have kept him out of the war during the crucial 18 months before he drew a high draft number in December 1969, reports Politico, which notes that the biggest question is whether Trump got the deferment by bringing a letter from his family doctor citing the bone spur problem.
Plenty of people of military age poorer than Trump with “no doctor but health issues bigger than bone spurs” were drafted, Politico notes. The Trump campaign, asked whether there was a doctor’s letter, responded only with a general campaign statement that notes Trump’s role in creating the “Vietnam War Memorial in lower Manhattan, for which he contributed a tremendous sum of money.” Trump has been condemned by nearly all his GOP rivals, but in a USA Today op-ed, he sidesteps the Vietnam issue and continues to attack McCain, accusing him of abandoning veterans and saying he has “failed the state of Arizona and the country.” He also blasts his GOP rivals as “failed politicians or people who would be unable to succeed in the private sector.”
So Donald preferred to stay home and play it safe…….He is a coward! My feeling.
If he was not willing to stand up for the country when it needed him…..what makes you think he would do any different as president?
What say you?