No apologies, no filter! Unintimidated Trump keeps banging on McCain, walks back war hero comment

GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump is not letting up on Sen. John McCain, but he’s walking back derogatory statements he made in reference to the Arizona Republican’s six-year imprisonment in North Vietnam.

“He was a war hero because he was captured,” Trump sarcastically told host Frank Luntz during the 2015 Family Leadership Summit Saturday. “I like people who weren’t captured.”

Moments later when he was questioned by reporters, he walked back his derision of McCain’s military service.

“If a person is captured, they’re a hero as far as I am concerned,” he said. ”But you have to do other things also.”

Trump, a Twitter fan, had no apologies for lashing out at McCain. Many of his fans appreciate his no holds barred attitude and ability to stand up to politically correct nonsense that’s killing America. He immediately banged out tweets that made it clear he isn’t sorry. He did, however, walk back the most inflammatory comment:

And he threw in his assessment of 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney for good measure.

Trump was asked about his own lack of a military service record, something that would not have been an issue but for his derision of McCain’s record.

The Washington Post reported:

Asked why he didn’t serve, Trump said, “I had student deferments and ultimately had a medical deferment because of my feet. I had a bone spur.” But Trump said he did not recall which foot was injured and instructed reporters to look up his records.

Trump added, “I was not a big fan of the Vietnam War. I wasn’t a protester, but the Vietnam War was a disaster for our country. What did we get out of the Vietnam War other than death? We got nothing.”

All in all, Saturday was not one of Trump’s better days.


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