US Senator McCain urges Trump to apologise, he refuses

Senator John McCain urges Donald Trump to apologise for remarks on prisoners of war, however Trump says he will not

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Updated Jul 28, 2015

US Senator John McCain on Monday urged Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to apologise for his statements on prisoners of war, however, Trump said he will not.

Trump at a gathering in Iowa on Saturday said that he would not refer John McCain as “a war hero.” because he was captured. “I like people who weren't captured," he said.

In response, McCain directly urged Donald Trump to apologise to US military families, not him, for his bold statements.

"I think the point here is that there's so many men and some women who served and sacrificed and happened to be held prisoner," McCain said.

Despite the criticism from the Republican party, Trump refused to apologise arguing that he did not insult anybody. He also claimed people are attacking him because he is “leading the polls by actually a nice margin.”

On Trump’s remarks, another presidential candidate and former Texas governor Rick Perry said “His attack on veterans makes him unfit to be commander in chief of the US Armed Forces, and he should immediately withdraw from the race for president.”

However, Trump does not seem likely to give up on his candidacy. In June, he said “Sadly the American Dream is dead, but if I get elected president I will bring it back bigger and better and stronger than ever before, and we will make America great again.”


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