Donald Trump must be the most controversial figure to run for President of the U.S. in decades. He’s a real estate mogul, a TV celebrity and has a mouth that will not quite yapping. Since he announced he’s candidacy the media has had a field day every time he opened his mouth.
He says whatever he wants on any subject without any regard for political correctness, which seems to have some appeal for many Americans. In truth most of us know that he is full of hot air and everything about him is either a lie or over exaggerated.
He keeps insisting that that is his real hair and he values his fortune at $ 10 billion, but he’s the only one. Forbes places it at around $4 billion, while Bloomberg at $3 billion. And these are just some of the smoke and mirrors around this character.
Trump maintains this aura of know it all entrepreneur, but he’s been through bankruptcy and openly admitted manipulating bankruptcy laws to enrich himself at the expense of society and other people, so that he protects himself from risk, by getting governments and banks to shoulder more of the burden and let him off the hook more cheaply.
One of the biggest statements that caused widespread controversy was in his candidacy announcement speech, where he labeled Mexicans illegal immigrants as drug smugglers and rapists and said that he wants to build a wall on the southern border to keep them out.
While his ideas regarding illegal immigrants may struck home and reflects what many think and believe, his latest blow out seems to have crossed the line.
Last month, while attending the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, Trump took his feud with John McCain to the next level. He’s statement was not only an insult to McCain, but to all American POW’s.
“He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” – said Trump to the shock of everyone attending.
Reactions came swift, with most of the other Republican candidtes condemning Trump for he’s remark.
Jeb Bush tweeted: “Enough with the slanderous attacks @SenJohnMcCain and all our veterans – particularly POWs have earned our respect and admiration.”
“John McCain is an American hero. I have nothing but respect for his service to our country,” tweeted Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. “After Donald Trump spends six years in a POW camp, he can weigh in on John McCain’s service,” he added in a second tweet.
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry tweeted: ”.@SenJohnMcCain is an American hero & all POW’s deserve our nation’s highest debt of gratitude. @realDonaldTrump’s comments are disgraceful,” and added: “As a fellow veteran I respect @SenJohnMcCain because he volunteered to serve his country. I cannot say the same about Mr. @realDonaldTrump,”
As a close friend of McCain, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham tweeted: “If there was ever any doubt that @realDonaldTrump should not be our commander in chief, this stupid statement should end all doubt.” He added: “At the heart of @realDonaldTrump statement is a lack of respect for those who have served – a disqualifying characteristic to be president.”
The truth of the matter is that regardless of anyone’s view of McCain, the fact that he survived five and a half years ( two of them in solitary confinement) in a notorious North Vietnamese prison known as the “Hanoi Hilton,” where he was repeatedly tortured, must earn him a degree of respect. Imagine the sheer will power and survival mindset it took to accomplish this. I wonder how many can truly say they could do the same?
This latest outburst may cause Trump to lose all that he built until now as a candidate and prove that while freedom of speech is guaranteed, some measure of respect must be kept at all times, especially in regards with people that have served this country and protected our way of life.
On another note, if he somehow happens to win the election, I can mostly guarantee that on his first day in office, he’s going to look at Obama and say: You’re FIRED!
What do you think about Trump’s candidacy? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.
Trump has truly tapped into the anger of the conservatives without a doubt! His topics are true but VERY GENERAL his ideas to fix things are NON EXSISTANT!!!! Shooting your mouth off is blowing off steam and we ALL do it but to fix things takes ideas that will ACTUALLY BE IMPLYMENTED!!! I learned a very long time ago when someone says I’ll do it TRUST ME!! The last thing to do is trust until they lay out COMPLETELY their plan!!! So far the plan seems elect ME or I’ll give you my wedding friend KIllary!!!
Mr. Richards, Mr. Trump did not say Mexicans illegal immigrants are drug smugglers and rapists. He said MEXICO is not sending us their best people. They
are sending us their drug smugglers and rapists. I’m sure you know the difference
between MEXICO & MEXICANS, One is a Country , the other is a person. Thank you
There’s no doubt that Donald Trump is controversial, and that his remarks are somewhat crude, but the fact is, he’s right. This country is going down the tubes because of political correctness. Illegals are said to be undocumented, what a joke. They broke the law and Dumbo wants to give way the country to them. The courts are allowing Shariah law to be used in our court rooms, the borders are unprotected because the idiot in Washington wants more votes. As for McCain, Trump is wrong, dead wrong. But expect for Carson and Trump everyone else running just says that they think the people want to hear.
And then we got Hillary, the biggest joke of all time.
Donald Trump does not offend me. He is an honest man. I admire Trump’s strong, competitive spirit. Conversely, John McCain does offend me. According to those who knew knew Admiral McCain’s son John while he was in the Navy, John was not the man he was later portrayed to be. He was not the best jet pilot and crashed three of the Navy’s jets, among other problems. I am informed and believe he was simply not the man his father was. And as far as political correctness is concerned, as a woman I believe political correctness is nothing more than a silencing of my free speech. If more citizens were educated to demand their right to free speech, our country would grow stronger. I think the reason Donald Trump is gaining more and more respect is because we are all fed up with the manipulators.
I like Trump. He says things that we have all thought. We have had enough of these mealy mouthed, political correct politicians. As for John McCain, he stopped the investigations into POWS in Vietnam. He has not helped our vets, either. If a soldier gives his life for another or pulls his buddied to safety under fire…..that is a hero. What part of illegal do you not understand. Illegal means criminal…..someone not giving a rats about our laws. I don’t care who they are, they don’t belong in our country unless they come in legally. Mr. Richards, we are tired of you RINOs. You should all be fired because you are not doing what we sent you to Washington to do. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.
I am not a major Trump fan because of some of his stated policies. But when he is right, I support him. He does not make himself as clear as he should in some of his statements. He is right that McCain is not a hero. He was a hotshot pilot who broke the rules regularly and had lost three planes in earlier non-combat situations. In Vietnam there was evidence that he flew lower than operating doctrine allowed and was shot down by antiaircraft fire and not by a missile as he claimed. That may have been what Trump was alluding to when he said, “I like people who don’t get captured.”
McCain cooperated with the enemy and made propaganda broadcasts that were covered up and sealed by the U.S. The Vietnamese still have transcriptions of them and may release them someday. They could be withholding them to keep the U.S. being nice to them, but that is just a guess on my part. McCain had the opportunity for release earlier but there was a political problem with the son of a four star admiral receiving special treatment, so he stayed on in Hanoi. He was tortured at times and there needs to be some sympathy for that, but that is counterbalanced by the propaganda broadcasts he made.
McCain also dated strip club dancers as a junior officer. After his wife had a disabling auto accident, he dumped her and found a beautiful, wealthy daughter of a millionaire beer distributor to give himself a base for political campaigning.
As a senator he suppressed efforts to find and release POW’s in Vietham after the war. There was something he was covering up, and some Americans lived the rest of their lives as prisoners because of him. As a senator he is also a war monger and has had private meetings with the top people of ISIS, which was formed and funded by the U.S. and Israel as a disruptive influence in the Middle East.
McCain is just not my kind of guy…and not your’s either if you look close enough.
VOTE FOR TRUMP, YES HE MAY BE A IDOT TO SOME BUT TO SOME HE HIS OUR ONLY AVENUE TO CLEAN OUT WASHINGTON. AT LEAST TO HIM AND TO MANY, HE IS OUR ONLY ANSWER., NO ONE ELSE HAS DONE A DAMN THING TO RETURN OUR COUNTRY, BACK TO ITS ROOTS. ONE NATION UNDER GOD, A GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE , BY THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE, SO HELP ME GOD. YOU MAY NOT LIKE WHAT HE SAYS, BUT IT HAD TO BE SAID, AND I AM GLAD HE SAID IT. THOSE WHO DONT LIKE WHAT HE PREACHES, FIND SOMEONE, ANY ONE, THEY DONT EXIST, SO GET OFF YOUR HIGH HORSE SUPPORT AN AMERICAN, FOR AMERICA, YOU DONT HAVE MUCH TIME LEFT TOO MANY YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN, DIED JUST FOR YOU, SO STOP THE BITCHING TURN THIS NATION AROUND, BACK TO A GOD FEARING NATION. ROBERT HOYING UNITED STATES MARINE CORP. SEMPER FI
Sorry, I know it’s not politically correct, but I like Trump. While I myself would tend to phrase things a bit more delicately than he does, that’s just him, and I’m sure he knows how to tone it down when it’s to his advantage to do so. He is smart, knows how to beat the media their own system, and hasn’t had to spend a penny on publicity yet- overshadowing all the other candidates in the process- and he made Fox News a ton of $$ on the debate. We can use that shrewdness fighting for us in Washington.
I am done with all the PC garbage and the ever-emboldened thought police limiting our free speech and I couldn’t care less if he is a little rough around the edges. I LOVE that he doesn’t let them muzzle him. We need someone STRONG as our leader who has a proven record at ACCOMPLISHING what he promises, not some mealy-mouthed smooth-talking pol who is full of rhetoric and will follow status quo as soon as he is elected. Trump is owned by no one has a track record of promoting people of any race or gender on merit and paying them equally well- unlike many in congress and the White House.
When Trump actually gets a chance to discuss policies instead of defending himself against inane and misleading accusations, he’s offered a few decent ideas and I’d like to hear more of them. I may not agree with everything, but so far, in my opinion, he is the best shot we have to save our country from the paralyzing radical leftists.
And while I sympathize with what McCain went through as a POW, he stinks as a senator and has a terrible record with vets. I can’t help but wonder where he would be if he didn’t have the protection of an Admiral daddy to bail him out of all the destruction in his wake. He probably wouldn’t have been flying and wouldn’t have been shot down. And wouldn’t have been a senator. I personally don’t know any vets who were offended by Trump’s remark.