The Donald Trumps Himself With McCain ‘War Hero’ Insult

Any chance he can go back to real estate now?

Donald Trump has been filling the gaps in his presidential “campaign” bid with vitriolic claims and malevolent intentions. And while he refuses to make friends and influence people, he still sits the top of the latest GOP polls.

While some in the Grand Old Party have appreciated his staunch, misguided views on the people of Mexico, his latest venom is causing ripples on both sides of the aisle.

In short, he said of former presidential candidate, Arizona Senator, and prisoner of the Vietnam war for five long years, John McCain: “He’s not a war hero.” 

Sure, he’s the man who brought us Sarah Palin and deserve some jeers for that, but a man who survived the “Hanoi Hilton” is really the definition of a war hero, no?

Over the weekend, Trump appeared at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa and came out with a talking point that no PR professional would recommend. Ever.

“He’s not a war hero,” said Trump. “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

That sound you hear is even the crickets clamming up.

Following a much-deserved smattering of boos and trolling on social media (enjoy that below), Trump made louder noises than a dump truck with those noises backing up:

At a press availability following his remarks, Trump denied saying that McCain isn’t a war hero and said, “If somebody’s a prisoner, I consider them a war hero.”

Since then, McCain has been quoted in response to this awful sentiment:

“We have a very extreme element within our Republican Party,” McCain said. “Now he galvanized them. He’s really got them activated.”

Maybe not in a good way, sir. Somewhere, there is a Democratic Party strategist writing a copy point for an ad: “A vote for Trump is a vote against America.”

Today millions were (NOT) shocked to learn, via The New York Times, that Trump serves as his own top strategist. The messaging mastermind behind the curtain is the same one you see yelling in front of the curtain.

Now for some angry responses:

[MASH-UP: ABCNews.com]