All Republican Candidates Except Ted Cruz pile on Trump for Criticism of McCain “Hero” Status
The Republican National Committee, the dominant media and all Republican Presidential candidates except for Ted Cruz have been criticizing Republican candidate Donald Trump since he began talking about the absolute necessity to close the Southern Border and deal with illegal alien criminals. The Republican Party backed by the Chamber of commerce that wants cheap labor wants to ignore the alien problem until after the election, hoping that they can out-promise Democrats and get Hispanic votes. Trump refuses to be silenced and forced to follow the party line.
Trump’s detractors thought he had made a fatal mistake and began predicting his demise after he deliberately attacked Senator John McCain during a question and answer session with Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, Saturday afternoon.
During a live broadcast, pollster Frank Luntz referred to Senator John McCain as a “War Hero.” That was Trump’s cue to unload what he wanted to say about McCain.
To put the story in context, a fact that has been ignored by most of the Trump critics, it is helpful to recall that McCain attacked first.
Trump held a rally in McCain’s home state of Arizona. The facility they had rented was overcrowded and they were forced to move to a much larger facility. This success apparently irritated McCain and he referred to Trump’s supporters as “crazies” because they support Trump on his Illegal alien stance.
Trump seized the opportunity and said McCain was labeled a war hero only because he was captured. He added an unwise statement that “I like people who were not captured.” This statement offended some veterans and gave critics more ammunition.
Trump was criticized for not serving in the military, however only one of the 16 candidates has ever worn the uniform. That is Rick Perry, former Governor of Texas, who served a tour in the Air Force.
Trump accused McCain of abusing the use of the military and for helping the Obama Administration cover up corruption in the VA and poor service to veterans.
On Sunday, Trump issued a statement on his service to veterans and said politicians have failed our veterans.
“The reality is that John McCain the politician has made America less safe, sent our brave soldiers into wrong-headed foreign adventures, covered up for President Obama with the VA scandal and has spent most of his time in the Senate pushing amnesty,” Trump said.
“During my business career, I have always made supporting veterans a top priority.
“My record of veteran support is well-documented. I have always made sure that veterans are treated with the respect they deserve.”
He chaired the committee and donated a million dollars for a Vietnam Veterans memorial in New York City.
“The politicians have failed our veterans. Our VA Hospitals are outdated dumps.”
If elected, President Trump promised to provide veterans with the best facilities and medical care possible.
“I will continue to fight to secure our border and take care of our veterans. I will never apologize or back down because these steps are vital to Make America Great Again!”
A new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows Trump further out front of the other candidates with 24 percent.
Trump commented, “People are tired of incompetent leaders and being pushed around at will by other nations, our enemies, and even our friends. Politicians have completely failed the American people.” In a Monmouth University poll, Trump came in second to Gov. Scott Walker with 13 percent.