Donald Trump Uses USA Today Column to do What Most Republicans Won’t – Rips Into Mainstream Media and John McCain – “I Don’t Need to be Lectured”

Yesterday I wrote that Donald Trump’s “war hero” comments wouldn’t at all hurt him. Turns out I was right. And turns out all the establishment outrage has done is fueled Trump and fans to keep rolling.

First, in response to the media and GOP establishment’s twisting of Trumps war hero words, investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson surprisingly came to his defense. Attkisson blew the lid off of how the media and GOP establishment used part of what Trump said and ignored the rest.

Second, Trump himself sent a column in to USA Today that rips into John McCain and mainstream media.

John McCain has called his own constituents who want a secure border “crazies.”  No one in the news media or the establishment, including the Republican National Committee, criticized the senator for those comments.

Now, as respected reporter Sharyl Attkisson has proved point by point, the news media are also distorting my words. But that is not my point. McCain the politician has failed the state of Arizona and the country.

During my entire business career, I have always made supporting veterans a top priority because our heroes deserve the very best for defending our freedom. Our Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals are outdated dumps. I will build the finest and most modern veterans hospitals in the world. The current medical assistance to our veterans is a disaster. A Trump administration will provide the finest universal access health care for our veterans. They will be able to get the best care anytime and anywhere.

Thanks to McCain and his Senate colleague Bernie Sanders, their legislation to cover up the VA scandal, in which 1,000+ veterans died waiting for medical care, made sure no one has been punished, charged, jailed, fined or held responsible. McCain has abandoned our veterans. I will fight for them.

The reality is that John McCain the politician has made America less safe, sent our brave soldiers into wrong-headed foreign adventures, covered up for President Obamawith the VA scandal and has spent most of his time in the Senate pushing amnesty. He would rather protect the Iraqi border than Arizona’s. He even voted for the Iran Nuclear Review Act of 2015, which allows Obama, who McCain lost to in a record defeat, to push his dangerous Iran nuclear agreement through the Senate without a supermajority of votes.

A number of my competitors for the Republican nomination have no business running for president. I do not need to be lectured by any of them. Many are failed politicians or people who would be unable to succeed in the private sector. Some, however, I have great respect for.

My record of veteran support is well-documented. I served as co-chairman of the New York Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission and was responsible, with a small group, for getting it built. Toward this end, I contributed over $1 million so our warriors can be honored in New York City with a proper memorial. I also helped finance and served as the grand marshal of the 1995 Nation’s Day Parade, which honored over 25,000 veterans.  It was one of the biggest parades in the history of New York City, and I was very proud to have made it possible.

I will continue to fight to secure our border and take care of our veterans because these steps are vital to make America great again!

The GOP party hacks who thought it was game over for Trump are learning a hard lesson here. Their party “leaders” aren’t leading anyone because no one is following.

  • Christopher A Goodwin

    Donald Trump nailed it again. McCain is a sleazy career politician who’s beyond ineffective. News Flash to the media and establishment, what you call offensive, we real Americans call truth. Sick of the BS that comes out of Washington and the press. Get some reality, get outside of the beltway and you will find many Americans who feel the same way as Trump.

    • howard patters

      Donald Trump flubbed it. He sounded like a petulant child on O’Reilly, “Well, John McCain insulted my constituency, and I’m not going to take it!” Instead, he should have said that John McCain has acted heroically on occasion, but the media’s efforts to use his past heroism to shield him from criticism over his policy positions is downright cowardly.

  • J L

    I don’t like Trump, but, I’ll be damned if we don’t need someone like him in office, he wont take shit from anyone.