Here’s the problem with Donald Trump: he’s throwing red meat to the Republican base, and no one is seeing through him. He sounds oh-so-reasonable. And he doubles down, as he writes at the USA Today
John McCain has called his own constituents who want a secure border “crazies.” No one in the news media or the establishment, including the Republican National Committee, criticized the senator for those comments.
Now, as respected reporter Sharyl Attkisson has proved point by point, the news media are also distorting my words. But that is not my point. McCain the politician has failed the state of Arizona and the country.
During my entire business career, I have always made supporting veterans a top priority because our heroes deserve the very best for defending our freedom. Our Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals are outdated dumps. I will build the finest and most modern veterans hospitals in the world. The current medical assistance to our veterans is a disaster. A Trump administration will provide the finest universal access health care for our veterans. They will be able to get the best care anytime and anywhere.
Thanks to McCain and his Senate colleague Bernie Sanders, their legislation to cover up the VA scandal, in which 1,000+ veterans died waiting for medical care, made sure no one has been punished, charged, jailed, fined or held responsible. McCain has abandoned our veterans. I will fight for them.
Trump continues to go on in this vein, however, he 100% avoids the central point: you can certainly criticize McCain’s legislative record, and his attacks on other Republicans and Conservatives. Yet, Trump attacked McCain personally, with his remarks about McCain’s military service, and McCain’s military service was more than honorable. Trump has no leg to stand on if he’s going to complain about McCain’s attack on “crazies” then slur McCain’s war record.
A number of my competitors for the Republican nomination have no business running for president. I do not need to be lectured by any of them. Many are failed politicians or people who would be unable to succeed in the private sector. Some, however, I have great respect for.
Politics is certainly a nasty business, something many people fail to recognize. Always has been, always will be. But, yes, someone does need to lecture Trump. Better yet, get him out of the primaries, because the guy holds many positions to the Left of Hillary Clinton and other Democrats. He believes in abortion on demand, late term abortion, single payer healthcare, and a raft of other leftist policies. Just because he’s saying things we really like about securing the border doesn’t make him a good choice. Once the border is supposedly secured, he then wants total amnesty.
Crossed at Right Wing News.