Meghan McCain Nails Donald Trump, Everyone Piles On

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Meghan McCain runs an interesting line. She is the daughter of Senator John McCain, and was long seen by some as a staunch conservative from the Palin camp. That is, until she denounced Palin. Then folks didn't know what to make of Meghan McCain.

Now it seems that people from both sides of the aisle are behind Meghan McCain, and she has none other than Donald Trump's big mouth to thank for that.

On Saturday at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, Donald Trump said of John McCain:

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

Trump was promptly booed. After he left the stage, he made a half-effort to walk back his remarks about McCain, without actually apologizing.

“I’m with the veterans all the time,” he said. “I consider them heroes. If somebody’s a prisoner, I consider them a war hero.”

But he couldn't categorically apologize and be the man about it. He took the opportunity to swipe at John McCain yet again.

“I think John McCain’s done very little for the veterans. I’m very disappointed in John McCain.”

He then called McCain “yet another all talk, no action politician who spends too much time on television and not enough time doing his job.”

Meghan McCain had heard enough. She posted to Twitter:

"I have a brother that just returned from Afghanistan a month ago, glad he can come home to this being said about his father and his service."

One by one, and in quick succession, Trump's "competition" in the GOP primary race denounced him.

“Donald Trump owes every American veteran and in particular John McCain an apology,” said Rick Perry, right after Trump left the stage.

“Here’s what I think they’re going to say: ‘Donald Trump, you’re fired,’” Senator Lindsey Graham said. Graham is good friends with Meghan McCain's dad.

“I unequivocally denounce him,” Scott Walker said of Trump.

“Enough with the slanderous attacks,” Jeb Bush tweeted. “@SenJohnMcCain and all our veterans - particularly POWs have earned our respect and admiration.”

Bobby Jindal tweeted: “John McCain is an American hero. I have nothing but respect for his service to our country. After Donald Trump spends six years in a POW camp, he can weigh in on John McCain’s service."

Ted Cruz was not as clear, seeming to have a hard time positioning himself. He called McCain “an American hero,” but would not “say something bad about Donald Trump.”

Meghan McCain got loads of support for her statement about Trump.

Mike Tuttle

Google+ Writer for WebProNews.

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