Presidential candidate Donald Trump doubled-down on comments he made over the weekend about Sen. John McCain Monday in a phone interview with Matt Lauer.
When Lauer asked Trump if he would repeat the comments he made Saturday to McCain’s face — “He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he got captured. I like people that weren’t captured.” — the real-estate mogul responded that, “the media has done, such a false number… the next sentence was ‘he is a war hero.’ I said that, but they never want to play it.”
“Sharyl Attkisson did a major expose yesterday,” Trump continued. “She said that Trump is being mistreated. Four times, he said, ‘McCain is a war hero.’ I have no problem with that. I do have a problem with what he’s doing on the border. He’s terrible, and I do have a problem with the illegal immigration being a disaster. He’s doing a horrible job for the vets… Frankly, illegal immigrants get treated better than many of our vets. It’s a disgrace.”