McCain: Trump Owes Families of Vets an Apology, ‘Crazies’ Was ‘Term of Affection’

Senator Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)43% stated that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump owes the families of veterans an apology, and that him referring to Trump’s supporters as “crazies” was meant as “a term of affection” on Monday’s “Morning Joe.”


I agree that Trump’s comment was out of line. But this won’t sink him, his message on immigration resonates far and wide.

  • David Murrell

    The idea that McCain used the term “crazies” as one of affection is stupid and ridiculous. Here McCain is being disingenuous. Trump should fight McCain on this ground — on McCain smearing people with this word — and NOT on his background as an ex-POW.

    One more thing. Mr. Trump, back in the Vietnam war days, made good use of student deferments from the draft. He should show respect to those men who volunteered to fight in that war, given his background as someone who took the easy way out.

    • McCain is a bad joke.

    • Dana Garcia

      McCain is a lying puke. He hates grassroots conservatives, particularly those who support law and borders, and it’s a shame Arizona has put up with his BS for so long.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      The claim that Trump is being disrespectful of Veterans is pure fantasy.
      He was dissing McCain, McCain alone, and for good reason.
      Trump owed no one an apology for anything.
      Is McCain going to apologize for his daughter?

  • BillyHW

    John McCain owes America a dignified retirement.

    • Clausewitz

      No John McCain needs to get the hell out of the way before the Alzheimer’s becomes to noticeable. McCain has always been a Rino, and like his fellow progressives, if you don’t agree with him then obviously you’re a crazy.

  • WalterBannon

    Senator Sen. John McCain (DEMOCRAT-AZ) owes Americans an apology, particularly those who voted for him and expected a conservative.

    • Billy Bob Thornton

      Doesn’t Fox News list a D next to a politician name when it is a Republican committing a scandal. Sounds like that sort of an analogy. The fact is McCain is nothing to be proud of, but neither is Trump. Trump is succeeding because the American people have lost faith in the political class.

      • Bataviawillem

        It is rightfully so that the American people lost faith in the political class.
        There a bunch of corrupt crooks and in Canada it is not much better.

  • Clink9

    And all this crap is taking attention away from the real problem of illegal immigrants.

    Keep shouting it from the rooftops Donnie.

  • Ron MacDonald

    The families of vets will probably still support Trump because he’s the only one who will look out for their interests.

  • glasnost

    Trump is in an enviable position; the more the other candidates criticize him, the more popular he gets.

    Ted Cruz was wise not to get on the bash-Trump bandwagon. I predict that the other candidates will eventually be falling all over each other trying to out-Trump The Donald.

    In other words, Trump may not have a good chance of getting elected but for another candidate to get nominated, he or she must satisfactorily address the Trump issues the way The Donald would because that’s what The People want to hear.

    • Bataviawillem

      And after the candidate that addressed the Trump issues is President, all that goes out of the window and nothing happens.

      • Clausewitz

        Bingo, we have a winner…………

  • Millie_Woods

    McCain makes me sick. Ya, he’s a veteran, but so is John Kerry.

    • Maggat

      Between those two one must admit vets do look pretty bad, disgraces both, particularly Kerry. Then one should look up the demoncrat campaign of 2008 and pay particular attention to the anti McCain ads. Make Mr. Trumps comments look very mild.

      • Millie_Woods

        These were sympathetic to his veteran status.

  • Helios Megistos

    “So maybe now the Republican bigshots could drop the queeny hysteria and begin talking about something – anything – that matters?”

    • Helios Megistos

      Ann Coulter ‏@AnnCoulter
      More Steyn: So maybe now the Republican bigshots could drop the queeny hysteria and begin talking about something – anything – that matters?

  • Linda1000

    Time to move on for media supporters of McCain and the nonstop rehashing of Trump’s remarks. Lots of questions out there about McCain’s hero Viet vet and Pow status. McCain’s father was some bigwig Admiral in charge of the Pacific theatre at the time of the Vietnam conflict so info may have been covered up. A good summary here:
    Another expose here:

  • Concerned Canadian

    I am mistified why Republicans show up for interviews on the far left news channels.