Some Republicans went after Donald Trump with both barrels after his controversial comments about Sen. John McCain’s war hero status, and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry was chief among them.
Not only did Perry release a statement denouncing Trump’s comments, stating that Trump was unfit to be commander in chief and should drop out of the race, he also gave a fiery statement to the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa Saturday.
“As an individual who has worn the uniform of this country I was highly offended [at] what Donald Trump said about John McCain said and his years of sacrifice in a dirty, dingy, terrible prison in North Vietnam,” he said. “Donald Trump owes every American veteran, and in particular John McCain, an apology.”
Republican pollster Frank Luntz asked Perry if Trump doesn’t apologize to McCain “do you feel that that disqualifies him as a legitimate presidential candidate?”
“And as the commander in chief of this country, in one word, yes,” Perry said.
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