Donald Trump launched an outrageous assault on the war record of former prisoner of war Sen. John McCain on Saturday — and ended up shooting himself in the foot.
“He’s not a war hero," Trump said dismissively of McCain, who spent more than five years being tortured as a prisoner of war in Vietnam and suffered permanent injuries as a result.
Trump, who received a number of deferments to avoid serving in Vietnam, backtracked slightly after drawing boos.
“He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured,” he said, to a mix of laughs and jeers from the several hundred social conservatives gathered at the Family Leadership Summit.I don't think Trump would last a day in the Hanoi Hilton. He would probably turn into a collaborator and give up US secrets as soon as he was threatened. He needs to drop out of the race today and not have the damage the GOP any further.