Felicia Sonmez, The Washington Post Published 12:00 pm CDT, Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Sen. John McCain smiles during a hearing in Washington on Nov. 30, 2017. Sen. John McCain smiles during a hearing in Washington on Nov. 30, 2017. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Andrew Harrer Donald Trump on John McCain in 1999: 'Does being captured make you a hero? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery WASHINGTON - As a candidate for president in 2015, Donald Trump prompted disbelief - as well as a wave of public outrage - when he derided Sen. John McCain's military service. The Arizona Republican and decorated veteran, Trump said, was "not a war hero" because he had spent five years in captivity as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam. "I like people that weren't … [Read more...] about Donald Trump on John McCain in 1999: ‘Does being captured make you a hero?
POLITICS 08/07/2018 02:04 pm ET In a “60 Minutes” interview with Dan Rather, Trump asks, “Does being captured make you a hero? I don’t know. I’m not sure.” By David Moye Donald Trump offended many Americans in 2015 when he belittled the military service of Sen. John McCain by saying, “He’s a war hero because he was captured.” Turns out, Trump’s antipathy for McCain goes back nearly two decades, based on a newly unearthed interview from 1999 with Dan Rather on “60 Minutes.” At one point in the 12-minute feature, which focused on Trump’s flirtation with the Reform Party, the future president insults McCain, who was running for president at the time, with a now familiar insult. “He was captured,” Trump said. “Does being captured make you a hero? I don’t know. I’m not sure.” McCain spent five and a half years in a North Vietnamese prison, where he was … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Insults John McCain’s Military Career In Newly Unearthed Video From 1999
U.S. crime On Thursday morning, the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested Brandon Ziobrowski in New York for allegedly tweeting that he wanted to slit Senator John McCain’s throat and offering $500 to anyone who kills an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent. Ziobrowski, who is from Cambridge, Massachusetts, was arrested on a street corner in Queens, New York, according to WNBC, for comments he allegedly made using the Twitter account @Vine_II. "I am broke but I will scrounge and literally give $500 to anyone who kills an ICE agent," one tweet said, according to WNBC. "@me seriously who else can pledge get in on this let's make this work." The account was reportedly created in 2009, and Ziobrowski is also accused of previously tweeting that he wanted to “slit” the throat of McCain. The 33-year-old was officially charged with using interstate and foreign commerce to transmit a threat to injure another person, according to WBUR. He also reportedly … [Read more...] about Man Arrested for Allegedly Offering Cash Reward for Killing ICE Agents, Threatening to Slit John McCain’s Throat
U.S. Donald Trump President Donald Trump will sign a bill into law Monday that bears the name of John McCain, whom he has continued to attack and mock even as the veteran senator battles an aggressive form of cancer. Trump is scheduled to participate in a signing ceremony for the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act. The 2019 military funding bill was named as a tribute to the former prisoner of war and chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee. “I am particularly humbled that my colleagues chose to designate legislation of such importance in my name," McCain said when the Senate passed the bill in his absence earlier this month. “Serving on the Senate Armed Services Committee has been an incredibly meaningful experience since my first days on Capitol HilI have found high purpose in the service of a cause greater than self—the cause of the women and men in uniform who defend America and all she stands for. That is why it has been one of the greatest … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Will Sign Bill Bearing John McCain’s Name as He Continues to Mock Senator Dying From Cancer
President Donald Trump has signed a defense bill honoring U.S. Sen John McCain, but did not mention McCain once by name at the Upstate New York signing event. Trump addressed 10th Mountain Division soldiers at a Fort Drum hangar on Monday afternoon to thank the troops for their service and sign the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act. The $716 billion bill will increase pay for service members and boost spending on military equipment and weapons in fiscal 2019. "There is no better place than right here in Fort Drum. After news of devastating cuts we're rebuilding our military better than ever before," Trump said. The Commander in Chief was joined by Vice President Mike Pence, Major General Walter Piatt and Rep. Elise Stefanik, the New York Congresswoman (R-21st Congressional District) who invited Trump to Fort Drum. Trump concluded the event with a signing of H.R. 5515, the John McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal … [Read more...] about Trump snubs rival John McCain at Fort Drum military bill signing