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Donald Trump Says John McCain Is No War Hero, Setting Off Another Storm [edited title]

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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/19/us/politics/trump-belittles-mccains-war-record.html?rref=politics&module=Ribbon&version=context&region=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Politics&pgtype=article

AMES, Iowa — Donald J. Trump has made his name in politics with provocative statements, but it was not until Saturday, after the flamboyant businessman turned presidential candidate belittled Senator John McCain’s war record, that many Republicans concluded that silence or equivocation about Mr. Trump’s incendiary rhetoric was inadequate.

Mr. Trump upended a Republican presidential forum here, and the race more broadly, by saying of the Arizona senator and former prisoner of war: “He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

Mr. McCain, a naval aviator, was shot down during the Vietnam War and held prisoner for more than five years in Hanoi, refusing early release even after being repeatedly beaten.

Mr. Trump and Mr. McCain have been engaged in a war of words over the last week, since the Arizona senator said that Mr. Trump was riling up “crazies” in the party with the inflammatory remarks about illegal immigrants from Mexico.

Mr. Trump’s comments on Saturday drew widespread condemnation from his rivals and senior officials in the party at a scale far greater than the response to his previous inflammatory statements, an indication of the reverence many Republicans have for military service and sacrifice. After weeks when many of them treaded lightly around Mr. Trump, who once again Saturday refused to rule out a third-party run, the Republican leaders seized the opportunity to unambiguously speak out against a candidate they see as effectively hijacking their primaries.

Yet for all the outrage among party elites, some attendees at the Christian conservative conference where Mr. Trump made his comments were not nearly as offended, a reminder of the chasm between the Republican power structure and its grass roots.


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He is still popular with the 5th column of the GnOP.

I don't know who the TBs are, but he was rising in popularity with certain groups of the electorate until he made this statement.

He is now in free fall.


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I don't know who the TBs are, but he was rising in popularity with certain groups of the electorate until he made this statement.

He is now in free fall.

Maybe that was his intent? No way he thinks he made a credible statement that is going to gain widespread support for him.Of course judging by some of the loons here, there may be enough support for him to screw things up.


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I believe that another poster recently objected to someone else here calling Trump a buffoon. Yep! Trump is a buffoon.


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I believe that another poster recently objected to someone else here calling Trump a buffoon. Yep! Trump is a buffoon.

Yep, and I was the one who called him a buffoon. This statement should remove any doubt for anyone who hadn't come to that conclusion yet.

His campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, appears to be an idiot, too.

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a buffoon ? so you are more accomplished than him ha ?

Fox said grapes are sour :)

Yep, and I was the one who called him a buffoon. This statement should remove any doubt for anyone who hadn't come to that conclusion yet.


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I second that and so do the majority ot thinking Americans, not to mention foreigners worldwide; and I am pretty sure aliens in distant galaxies.

Yep, and I was the one who called him a buffoon. This statement should remove any doubt for anyone who hadn't come to that conclusion yet.


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I second that and so do the majority ot thinking Americans, not to mention foreigners worldwide; and I am pretty sure aliens in distant galaxies.

The thing that worries me is how many unthinking Americans there are. Take a look at how many of them are here.


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