Meghan McCain noticed President Trump’s tweet right away.
The president had sent the official message from the White House marking National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day on Tuesday morning.
No one believes you care about prisoners of war and “people who get captured”. https://t.co/ZkKEjI01XD— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) April 9, 2019
Not that we should expect anything less but it is nothing short of a JOKE Trump would tweet about National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day. In life and in death he has no respect for the sacrifice given by POW’s. Save it, we’re not interested in hearing any of it from you.— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) April 9, 2019
Before entering politics, Sen. McCain served in the United States Navy and fought in the Vietnam War. He was captured and tortured for more than five years, but Trump has said that does not make him a war hero.
“He’s not a war hero,” Trump told a crowd in July 2015. “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”
Just last month, The View co-host bonded with Khizr Khan, the father of fallen Army Captain Humayun Khan, who was attacked by Trump after supporting Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election on an episode of her show.
“Meghan, first, I am honored to sit under your grace, under your dignity,” he said. “Under the grace of Senator McCain’s family, our hero, hero of this nation.”
Many of the responses to McCain’s retort didn’t even address what she said, but instead focused on the heated argument that she got into with co-host Joy Behar on Monday’s episode. People continued to demand that McCain apologize to Behar for interrupting her during a debate about politics.
Updated at 1:06 p.m. April 9.
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