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Published On: Sat, Jul 18th, 2015

Trump continues pounding McCain: Tells Iowa audience ‘He’s not a war hero’

In the same week that Donald Trump took to Twitter and called Arizona Senator John McCain a dummy, he continues his bashing of the Vietnam veteran both on social media and in a speech in a most unseemly fashion.

Donald Trump donkeyhoteyDuring a speech in Iowa today, Trump blasted the 80-year-old Senator who spent more than 5 years as a P.O.W. in North Vietnam. Trump said, “He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” In addition, he later called McCain “a loser”.

On Twitter, Trump tweeted what he considered McCain’s failure as a Senator and presidential candidate: All he does is go on television is talk, talk, talk, but incapable of doing anything. He goes on to say, ….John McCain has failed miserably to fix the situation and to make it possible for Veterans to successfully manage their lives.

As if that wasn’t enough, Trump released the following statement on Facebook:

I am not a fan of John McCain because he has done so little for our Veterans and he should know better than anybody what the Veterans need, especially in regards to the VA. He is yet another all talk, no action politician who spends too much time on television and not enough time doing his job and helping the Vets. He is also allowing our military to decrease substantially in size and strength, something which should never be allowed to happen.

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Furthermore, he was extremely disrespectful to the thousands upon thousands of people, many of whom happen to be his constituents, that came to listen to me speak about illegal immigration in Phoenix last week by calling them “crazies”.

These were not “crazies”—these were great American citizens.

I have great respect for all those who serve in our military including those that weren’t captured and are also heroes.

I want to strengthen our military and take care of our Veterans. I want to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN especially for those that serve to protect our freedom. I am fighting for our Veterans!

Trumps statements have drawn some strong reactions, particularly from former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (another who Trump has attacked). See Gov Perry’s Twitter response to Mr Trump below:

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- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63

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