You can be forgiven if you had concluded that Donald Trump had redefined stupid by alienating all Latino voters, who make up the second largest ethnic group in the U.S., with his false and racist comments about a virtual tsunami of violent Mexican criminals pouring over the border every day to rape our women and steal our stuff. Yes, indeed sports fans, he outdid himself today at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa when he said about Senator John McCain,
He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured.
He was unhappy with McCain because McCain criticized his remarks about Mexicans saying,
This performance with our friend out in Phoenix is very hurtful. Because what he did was he fired up the crazies.
Trump snapped back earlier this week on Twitter calling McCain a “dummy.” Evidently, he thought he needed to add a proverbial cherry on top of that clever one-liner.
Other Republican candidates for the 2016 Republican nomination for president quickly defended McCain. From the Washington Post,
Enough with the slanderous attacks. @SenJohnMcCain and all our veterans – particularly POWs have earned our respect and admiration.
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) July 18, 2015
Just told a crowd in Sioux City: @SenJohnMcCain is an American hero
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) July 18, 2015
.@SenJohnMcCain, like every other POW, went through hell & has earned our respect & gratitude
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) July 18, 2015
.@realDonaldTrump’s comments today make him unfit to be Commander-in-Chief https://t.co/EVl1X66gHo
— Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) July 18, 2015
After Donald Trump spends six years in a POW camp, he can weigh in on John McCain’s service
— Gov. Bobby Jindal (@BobbyJindal) July 18, 2015
.@SenJohnMcCain is an American hero, period.
— Rick Santorum (@RickSantorum) July 18, 2015
As most readers probably know, I am not particularly fond of John McCain. Nevertheless, I think the mainstream media needs to seriously consider pulling the plug on the Donald.
He’s a national embarrassment without peer.