In 1967 during the Vietnam War, Sen. John McCain, who later became a Republican candidate for president, was captured by the North Vietnamese. He became a prisoner of war for a little over five years. The wounds he suffered from the war and his time in prison left him with lifelong limitations.
Although I didn’t vote for him, as a veteran myself, I think his service to our country makes him a hero. Unfortunately, Donald Trump, who received five deferments and who has never served in our military for even one day, derisively said this about McCain, “I like people that weren’t captured.”
Sorry, but I think a statement like that is deeply insulting and thoroughly un-American, and any person who thinks that way should never, ever become President of the United States of America.
Franz Weinschenk, Fresno