Sen. John McCain walked back his attack against President Trump claiming he wasn’t targeting him when he brought up “bone spurs,” and “draft dodger” in the same sequence.
McCain joined the women of The View and said he was talking about high-income level families who were able to get a deferment from the war because of something like “bone spurs,” which still targets President Trump (Related Article – McCain Attacks Trump On Draft Deferments Without Calling His Name).
“One aspect of the conflict, by the way, that I will never, ever countenance is that we drafted the lowest income level of America and the highest income level found a doctor that would say that they had a bone spur,” the Arizona lawmaker told C-SPAN3 in an interview that aired Sunday.
McCain bashed Trump, by extension but how soon he forgot, Bill Clinton supposedly came from a poor family but somehow managed to avoid service too.
Source: Free Beacon
McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee who has been a frequent critic of Trump’s, was shot down and held prisoner by North Vietnamese forces for five-and-a-half years. During his imprisonment, he was tortured and is unable to lift his arms above his head as a result.
Trump received a medical deferment from having to serve because of diagnosed bone spurs in his heels and four other deferments for education.
“Do you consider [Trump] a draft dodger?” host Sunny Hostin asked.
“I don’t consider him so much a draft dodger as I feel that the system was so wrong that certain Americans could evade their responsibilities to serve the country,” McCain said.
McCain said one of the “great inequities” of the Vietnam War was low-income Americans were drafted while richer Americans found doctors to give them medical excuses to avoid service, calling it “disgraceful.”
McCain did criticize those who got “bone spur” diagnoses from doctors during the Vietnam War during an interview that aired on Sunday, but he did not mention Trump by name.
Once again, Clinton dodged the draft and he wasn’t rich.
I’ll let you make your own decision from this interview. Do you think McCain was speaking about Donald Trump? Do you think he walked back his statements so it wouldn’t give him any more heat than he has right now?
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