McCain appears on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program --- Says Trump needs to apologize to POWs, Veterans AND their families
McCain -- after reminding Morning Joe that he had defended John Kerry from the "Swift-boating" movie -- tells series of anecdotes about real hero POWs -- Refuses to take the bait and call Trump a "Draft Dodger"
McCain also engaged Trump on the issue of what he has done for veterans
According to a written report by NBC News, " Sen. John McCain said Monday that he does not view himself as a hero but that Donald Trump owes an apology to veterans for his comments about soldiers captured in war.... Asked on MSNBC's Morning Joe if Trump owes him an apology, McCain responded: 'No, I don't think so. But I think he may owe an apology to the families of those who have sacrificed in conflict and those who have undergone the prison experience in serving their country.' ... 'There are so many men, and some women, who served and sacrificed and happened to be held prisoner and somehow to denigrate that, in any way, their service I think is offensive,' he added...." ( See : "John McCain: Donald Trump Owes Vets an Apology, Not Me" by Carrie Dann, 7/20/15, NBC News[http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/elizabeth-warren-calls-trump-blowhard-over-mccain-comments-n395146][with video link including "Morning Joe" McCain Segment).
MC CAIN'S STATEMENT FULL OF LIES AND DISTORTIONS ABOUT WHAT TRUMP SAID -- PRAISED BY JOE SCARBROUGH AS "TAKING THE HIGH ROAD"It's interesting that John McCain chose to show up on MSNBC to deliver severalbelow the belt shots to a current GOP candidate for president, Donald Trump. All the while egging McCain on to say something about how he felt about being insulted by somebody that "dodged the draft," Joe Scarborough completely let pass the fact that McCain was completely mischaracterizing what Donald Trump actually had said. Scaborough let McCain "set up a straw man" and generalize the argument to be about ALL veterans and POWS -- and avoid the fact that the remarks were directed only at McCain, himself. Between, completely unrelated annecdotes including his reference to defending John Kerry from the charges in the "Swift Boat" movie, McCain indirectly pounded on Trump. For all of that, Joe Scaborough praised McCain for "Taking the high road...." --- a formulation that was parroted by other at NBC News.
Interestingly, McCain also mentioned what he has done for veterans as a congressman and U.S. Senator --- this was an attempt to parry Trumps more recent thrusts about McCain's letting down veterans as a part of the Washington establishment.