Trump twist: Chris Rock said almost exact same thing about McCain in 2008 stand-up joke

It looks like presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s line questioning Sen. John McCain’s heroism for being a six-year prisoner of war isn’t all that original.

It was a part of comedian Chris Rock’s stand up comedy routine — seven years ago.

Trump made his sarcastic McCain remark Saturday at the 2015 Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa.

“He was a war hero because he was captured,” Trump told host Frank Luntz. “I like people who weren’t captured.”

But the line didn’t originate with Trump — it came from a 2008 HBO Chris Rock comedy special.

“He a war hero. He a war hero,” Rock said of then-GOP presidential nominee McCain. “He a war hero that got captured. There’s a lot of guys in jail that got captured. I don’t want to vote for nobody that got captured. I want to vote for the motherf**ker that got away.”

Here’s the clip. The remark about McCain being a war hero begins at the 3:15 mark.

WARNING: Very raw language.

H/T: The Daily Caller


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