GOP frontrunner Donald Trump continued his attacks on fellow Republicans by mocking 2008 GOP presidential nominee John McCain’s military background, saying “He’s a war hero ’cause he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured.”
Speaking with host Frank Luntz, Trump returned fire at McCain who earlier criticized the bombastic businessman for “firing up the crazies” last weekend during a rally in his home state of Arizona.
“He’s a war hero cause he was captured!” Trump said, before adding, “I like people that weren’t captured” causing the audience to laugh.
Trump continued, “He’s a war hero, but right now he said some very bad things about a lot of people. So what I said was, ‘John McCain, I disagree with him they are crazy.’ And, very importantly — I speak the truth — he graduated last in his class at Annapolis. So I said ‘nobody knows that.’ That he graduated last or second to last, and he was upset, and I said ‘For what? Telling the truth?'”
McCain was shot down over Hanoi in 1967 and remained a POW until 1973, during which he time he was tortured and refused repatriation back to the US while leaving his fellow servicemen behind.
For his part, Trump avoided military service during the war, receiving multiple deferments.
Earlier in the week, Trump took some shots at Republican rival Rick Perry, saying the former governor of Texas should be required to take an IQ test before being allowed into the GOP debates.
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Fox News host interrupts Trump adviser for attacking Kristen Welker: ‘She’s a reporter, not an activist’
Fox News host Bill Hemmer on Thursday called out Trump campaign adviser Mercedes Schlapp after she labeled NBC correspondent Kristen Welker as an "activist."
Just hours before the final presidential debate of 2020, Hemmer asked Schlapp if President Donald Trump's strategy is to attack Welker, who is scheduled to moderate the event.
"We'll see what happens," Schlapp replied. "But we know about the moderator. She's a bit of an activist and we want a fair debate."
Hemmer interrupted: "Sorry, she's a reporter. She's not an activist."
"Well, she worked for NBC and she worked for MSNBC, which I would say is not necessarily fair and balanced," Schlapp replied.
Veteran reporter Connie Chung recalls her Trump interview that left him stammering
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Speaking to host Brianna Keilar, Chung recalled when she was at celebrity golf tournaments with her husband and Trump would say hello to him but pretend that she wasn't even there.
Trump went after Chung with his signature "she's a disaster" language in the 1990s after their interview for her show "Face to Face With Connie Chung," which ran on CBS before she began anchoring the CBS Evening News on Sunday.
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In an MSNBC discussion, the panel claimed that they haven't heard enough from former Vice President Joe Biden about his son Hunter and what he plans to do to ensure there's no impropriety.
Biden has said that in his administration none of his family members will be hired staffers, a significant division from the Trump administration where President Donald Trump's whole family is involved in not only the campaign but lead the White House.