What was Donald Trump doing when John McCain was a prisoner of war

Trump was a young ambitious and handsome man exploring the many opportunities in the business world while John McCain was captured by the enemy and was tortured inhumanly.

Two very different person pursuing two different mission in their life…


Left: John S. McCain, USN, is shown in this undated photo lying injured in North Vietnam wearing an arm cast. He was held prisoner during the Vietnam War. (AP)
Right: Donald Trump in 1976. (Tom Allen/The Washington Post)

………He was 21 years old and handsome with a full head of hair. He avoided the Vietnam War draft on his way to earning an Ivy League degree. He was fond of fancy dinners, beautiful women and outrageous clubs. Most important, he had a job in his father’s real estate company and a brain bursting with money-making ideas that would make him a billionaire.

……..More than 8,000 miles away, John McCain sat in a tiny, squalid North Vietnamese prison cell. The Navy pilot’s body was broken from a plane crash, starvation, botched operations and months of torture.

……“He’s a war hero because he was captured,” Trump said sarcastically. “I like people that weren’t captured.”


Special Thanks to Washington Post for providing this article.





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