Sen. John McCain was talking about the Vietnam War on C-SPAN 3’s American History TV when he got the ultimate dig in on Trump by calling out rich kids who avoided the draft with issues like bone spurs.
— American History TV (@cspanhistory) October 22, 2017
Sen. McCain (R-AZ) said, “One aspect of the conflict by the way that I will never ever countenance is that we drafted the lowest income level of America and the highest income level found a doctor that would say that they had a bone spur. That is wrong. That is wrong. If we are going to ask every American to serve, every American should serve.”
Donald Trump has been insulting and threatening, Sen. McCain even after his brain cancer diagnosis, but McCain has been through way worse than anything Trump can dish out on Twitter. Sen. McCain was right on one critical point. Trump is a man who wrapped himself in the flag but used his family’s wealth to avoid serving his country. A President who is under federal investigation for collaborating with a hostile foreign power to undermine democracy and win a presidential election is no patriot.
The prognosis may not be good for John McCain, but if he is in the final act of his life, he is using it to defend his country against the threat that is Donald Trump.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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