Trump may have believed that Senator McCain would cower when he threatened him with fighting back over the Senator's description of Trump's foreign policy as 'half-baked.' After this interview, it is clear that Senator McCain instead of cowering upped the ante.
Our faux-patriotic President would do well to cut his losses. Trump's record of bankruptcies and selfishness pales in comparison to the Senator's, the decorated war hero.
McCain takes swipe at Trump for bone spur excuse for not serving his country
— American History TV (@cspanhistory) October 22, 2017
The Hill reported the following.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) took what appeared to be a swipe at President Trump during an interview about the Vietnam War on Sunday, criticizing how upper-income Americans were able to obtain a draft deferment for having a “bone spur.”
McCain made the remarks while discussing the draft on an episode of C-SPAN3’s American History TV.
“One aspect of the (Vietnam) conflict by the way that I will never ever countenance is that we drafted the lowest income level of America and the highest income level found a doctor that would say that they had a bone spur,” McCain said. “That is wrong. That is wrong. If we are going to ask every American to serve, every American should serve.”
The media has given Donald Trump too many passes on many issues over the years. He should not be given the space to declare anyone unpatriotic, whether kneeling football players, the past presidents or decorated heroes. It is bad enough that the media allows Trump to be described as a successful businessman when he is not creditworthy, has been bankrupt many times, and builds nothing of societal value.
One hopes that the media will explore in addition to the Russia Scandal, Donald Trump's Vietnam draft dodging in more detail now that Senator John McCain has given them the excuse to do so. After all, he has been questioning the patriotism of others.
Also published on Medium.