Donald Trump Decides That Maybe Prisoners Of War Aren’t Such Awful People

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Donald Trump is tweeting again and that’s not always a good idea for the Republican presidential candidate. After Trump’s comments disparaging Sen. John McCain for being a prisoner of war in Vietnam, he’s been cannibalized by the other GOP contenders so he’s backpedaling.

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“He was a war hero because he was captured,” Trump said during a Family Leadership Summit in Iowa on Saturday. “I like people who weren’t captured.”

After a firestorm of attention, Trump decided that maybe POWs aren’t such awful people.

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But that’s not what Trump said initially.

He just can’t stop himself. Actually, Obama was the best candidate and he handily won the 2008 election.

 

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Mitt Romney responded.

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Republican Presidential candidates piled in:

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Gov. Scott Walker and others also disagreed with Trump’s bitting remarks.

A former Congressman from Michigan, who probably sends out some of the best tweets on Twitter, weighed in:

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“He lost and let us down,” Trump said after disparaging prisoners of war, arguing he had spent $1 million on McCain’s Oval Office bid. That bad judgement might explain why Trump filed for bankruptcy four times.



John McCain spent 5 1/2 years in captivity during the Vietnam War, while Trump avoided the military altogether by receiving a series of deferments. McCain was awarded a Purple Heart, the Bronze Star and the Silver Star, among other honors.

Trump has been touting his love for veterans but we’re not sure if that includes prisoners of war or not. He could change his mind at any moment.

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