At Conservative Summit, Trump Questions McCain's War Record

Republican presidential contender Donald Trump questioned Senator John McCain's war record on Saturday, telling a gathering of religious conservatives in Iowa that the former prisoner in North Vietnam was only considered a war hero because he was captured.
The real estate mogul, who has been feuding with the Republican senator from Arizona for days, also criticized McCain's work in the Senate and called him "a loser" for his defeat in the 2008 White House race to Democratic President Barack Obama.
Trump was among 10 Republican hopefuls vying to represent the party in the November 2016 presidential election who attended the event in Ames, Iowa.
"He’s not a war hero," Trump said when the event's host, pollster Frank Luntz, used the phrase to describe McCain. "He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured."



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