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Saturday, July 18, 2015

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Trump Attacks McCain's Military Serivce


A couple of days ago John McCain spoke with Ryan Lizza of Th New Yorker about GOP 2016 presidential front runner (polling numbers), Donald Trump. Yes, Trump's racist rhetoric has catapulted the GOP carnival barker to the position of celebrated carnival barker.
The Conservative Tree House, July 14.....

McCain's response to an event in his home state of Arizona and a few thousands revelers at the Phoenix event, didn't set well with McCain.

The New Yorker
“It’s very bad,” McCain, who was eager to talk about Trump, told me on Monday when I stopped by his Senate office. The Senator is up for reëlection in 2016, and he pays close attention to how the issue of immigration is playing in his state. He was particularly rankled by Trump’s rally. “This performance with our friend out in Phoenix is very hurtful to me,” McCain said. “Because what he did was he fired up the crazies.”
Needless to say, McCain's comments struck the irascible Trump such a typical Trump response came forth. Trump took little time for a patented strategic and opportunistic comment.  First, Trump again threw-out the false claims lie of 15,000 Phoenix attendee and positioning McCain;s remarks towards the event attendees. Apparently, the City Fire Marshall or fire authorities refuted the 15,000 claim with reference to building code restriction for the facility. It is, by fire code, only allowed to house 4,000.  Trump's response on Twitter.

McCain never referred to the attendees as "crazies" en mass. His comments appear to have been much more general and related to Trump's excitement of elements on the GOP who are frankly "crazies." Nonetheless, Trump positioned for affect, and the battles ensued.

You have to know Trump did not stop there. His response to the pubic regarding McCain's comments were personal and outright ridiculous. The GOP carnival barker took exception to McCain as a national hero based on the fact he was captured while piloting a Navy Aircraft over North Viet Nam. Trump also criticized McCain for finishing towards the bottom of his Annapolis Class. McCain graduated 894 out of 899 graduates. Trumps comments are a bit perplexing yet indicative of his judgment and his emotional state; especially for a man who received military service deferments during the course of the Viet Nam War (like Dick Cheney).

Ezra Klein's Vox
Donald Trump never served in Vietnam. He's claimed in the past that he would have gone if drafted, but his draft number — the lottery number assigned to American men over 18 to determine the order in which they could be called into service — was too high. But records discovered in 2011 show that Trump got draft deferments from 1964 to 1968, while he was a college student, as well as an additional deferment afterward for medical reasons.

Trump's McCain Attack

The RNC has spoken on the Trump attack:

The Republican National Committee reacts to Donald J. Trump attack on John McCain
Posted by Mediaite on Saturday, July 18, 2015

We should report a day later Trump has refused to apologized for his remarks, but he has modified his criticism to McCain's Senate votes regarding our Veterans.

Like a guilty child....what happens when caught with nothing constructive to say?  Take to Twitter with utter deflection: linked.

Ignominious Alert...


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