President Donald Trump proclaimed Tuesday as National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day and his announcement is earning fierce ridicule because of his treatment of the late Senator John McCain (R-AZ).
“We honor the Americans captured and imprisoned by foreign powers while carrying out their duties to defend this great Nation,” Trump wrote in a statement. “As a Nation, we must never forget or take for granted the traumatic ordeals of our former POWs. With honor and valor, they served to keep our country safe, and they stayed the course — despite conditions that were often harsh and agonizing.”
On National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, we honor the Americans captured and imprisoned by foreign powers while carrying out their duties to defend this great Nation…https://t.co/dEVfRo5uy7
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 9, 2019
McCain spent five years as a POW in Vietnam and had his military service routinely mocked by Trump, even after his death last August.
Trump, who avoided the draft, famously said in 2015 that McCain was a war hero solely because he was captured. “I like people who weren’t captured,” Trump said, three weeks into his White House bid.
“I like people that weren’t captured, ok?” pic.twitter.com/ssRr6cRYHU
— Donté Stallworth (@DonteStallworth) April 9, 2019
Meghan McCain, the Senators eldest daughter, immediately called out Trump for his abysmal treatment of her father.
“No one believes you care about prisoners of war and ‘people who get captured.'”
No one believes you care about prisoners of war and “people who get captured”. https://t.co/ZkKEjI01XD
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) April 9, 2019
She struck a nerve on Twitter.
#45 #1 Policy " Look at Me I'm Great "
is his only successful Policy. pic.twitter.com/IVJv84pdTc
— PSILVER (@PSILVER14) April 9, 2019
He said without hesitation that he does not like people who were captured. Those were the words of @realDonaldTrump He is a liar and a sad excuse for a person.
— Thomas DeBarr (@ThomasDeBarr1) April 9, 2019
Trump is a wizard at undermining himself.
Except for John McCain. He got caught right? Will you be doing a 'National Former Couldn't Enlist Because of Bone Spurs' day. You could throw yourself a nice parade.
— Tony Cronin (@TonyJCronin) April 9, 2019
"He's a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren't captured, okay? I hate to tell you." ~ you
You're the worst.
— Mike Wickett (@mikewickett) April 9, 2019
I'm thinking that maybe the guy who said he liked people who didn't get captured and mocked John McCain every chance he got might want to sit this one out, what do you say there, homeslice, can you do that, Generalissimo Bone Spurs
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) April 9, 2019
You don’t like people who were captured, isn’t that what you said? Hypocrisy at it’s finest, from the draft dodging, embarrassing wimp in the Oval Office.
— mb allen (@mballen629) April 9, 2019
Seriously? You either have the single largest set of cojones known to man, dementia or absolutely no shame. YOU HAVE personally stated, on the record, that you "like people that weren't captured" when referring to POWs. Do you ever make yourself nauseous? You sure do it to me.
— Sarah Dennis (@SarahSDStratLLC) April 9, 2019
Trump just cannot quit McCain.