John McCain condemns Donald Trump over attacks on Khan family

Donald Trump drew direct criticism from a leading Republican on Monday for upbraiding the Muslim American parents of an Army soldier killed in Iraq in 2004. But the GOP presidential nominee refused to back down from his attacks, and a former aide argued that the soldier would still be alive had Trump been president at the time.

The escalating tensions, coming at the start of the general election campaign, were the latest turns in a bitter exchange that is dominating the presidential race and has frayed Trump’s already delicate alliance with GOP leaders.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a respected figure on national security issues in the Republican Party, issued a written statement strongly rebuking Trump.

“In recent days, Donald Trump disparaged a fallen soldier’s parents,” said McCain, who was taken prisoner during the Vietnam War. “He has suggested that the likes of their son should not be allowed in the United States — to say nothing of entering its service. I cannot emphasize enough how deeply I disagree with Mr. Trump’s statement. I hope Americans understand that the remarks do not represent the views of our Republican Party, its officers, or candidates.”

56 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Bob says:

    And NO ONE know more about how to loose the White House than this guy. McCain has bee a RINO for years. Rather than ask the media why they fail to mention the treatment of Pat Smith at the RNC, he agrees with them about Trump. Does he really care more about being invited on Network “News” shows as a commentator than about his Party and Country? He would rather hand the White House to Hillary than try to work with Trump and his people to form some sort of collision, I respect McCain for what he has done in the past, but he really needs to put the Country and the people first this time and do all he can to dump Hillary.

  • barbarakelly says:

    I’m sorry for him but screw McCain we all know what side he is on and we have a country to save and its no time for pleasantries.

  • SickoftheBS says:

    John McCain is irrelevant to US Politics especially 2016 politics. Go Home now old man, you did your best (I hope, Hate too think you became a RINO on purpose).Let the people that can actually beat Obama and his whores do their thing now.

  • SD of AZ says:

    And AZ condemns McCain in AZ. We are putting a new person in the old rinos place. Vote Ward in AZ. And vote for Rat Ryan’s replacement in WI. Thanks to all who do so, we are counting on a big turnout to oust these two sitting rinos.

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  • Sue Reuter says:

    John McCain had better check out Khan before he opens his big mouth. Check out http;//freedomoutposr.com1what. Khan is a con and made a fool of himself. Not concerned about his son’s death. He is a lawyer for Muslem Brotherhood also a dem. Check it out.

    1. vagabonddenyg says:

      Khan sure created problems for himself on a huge scale! ISIS insiders will take that pawn of killary’s out! There are already ISIS members inside this country! Even ISIS has addressed his stupidty and sounded like a threat to him and his wife to me! Bet he wishes now he had kept his mouth shut and not used his dead son for political gain to make money for himself in cahoots with the criminal killary!

  • Nina814 says:

    Senility is setting in. He should have checked the Khan family before he spoke. Trump is right!

  • robert cane says:

    You’re a traitor to this country and all of humanity. Do some research on who these people are Khizr Muazzana Khan the bereaved father, a Saudi Agent a Wahhabist, pushing forward world domination by islam, yes. He is a promoter of Sharia law and the worldwide caliphate. A protege of Said Ramadan, he’s connected with the Muslim Brotherhood, WAMY, world association of muslim youth, and also connected with IMMA, the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs, run by the Abedins, yes that would be Humas parents, also tied into the Muslim Brotherhood. Now it makes sense why they, the State Department, put the Muslim Brotherhood in charge in Egypt. Agents of the M.B. were working for Hillary and other organizations here in the US. Traitors all of them and they need to be rounded up and tried as spies, that includes Clinton, she was complicate in this. I’ll bet that Khizr Muazana Khan wishes that he never went to the DNC. Trump has got all you traitors in his sights now. How about that wet bottom johnny.

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  • Rodney Steward says:

    McCain, you are one sorry POS, just like the POS you get pony rides from in the White house! You are one of Opey’s favorite lap dawgs and you’ve been one that’s kissed every hair on his a$$!! I hope to he$$ you don’t get re-elected, and you’ve been as bad for our VETS as anyone and like most all other politicians, you’ve sold YO soul to the DEVIL!! And I’m like Trump, I prefer men that don’t get caught!!

  • Don says:


  • SD of AZ says:

    And we in AZ condemn McCain. He is going to lose to Kelli Ward. The old rino cannot get it right and he definitely DOES NOT GET IT for yet another six years from 2010. Resign McCain and retire or face getting your butt kicked by a woman with much more between her ears called brains than you have.

  • robert sanders says:

    McCain get out of politics, your not good at it anymore.

    1. SD of AZ says:

      He never was but he is good at lying, sneaking, conniving and obfuscating like all politicians.

  • Luke says:

    McCain should just leave for the ME and join the terrorist fight against America. Trump was right about him, he’s no hero, his incompetence nearly destroyed a aircraft carrier..

  • rockcut says:

    John McCain is correct on this matter no matter what you think about John McCain and his political ways. Trump should shut his mouth.

    1. SD of AZ says:

      You are one obnoxious dude rockcut. McCain is a lying old pretend hero and you are full of crapola!

      1. rockcut says:

        Your disrespect for a prisoner of war is noted. It is sad to see people like you sound off when you do not know what you are talking about and to boot lace it with a childish insult.

        1. SD of AZ says:

          Get your facts straight dude. He had a general for a father and Hanoi tried to send him back to daddy. He had a downed plane and even the Hanoi vets don’t like him. He was not a POW and treated as they were and you have not got a clue. Do the research fella. Trump was right again and most of us in AZ who knew more about McCain know the truth as well. Trump called that spade a spade for certain. Dah!

  • Smitch says:

    McShame, I am from Arizona. My suggestion to you shut the hell up! The goat humping rag-head made a political charged speech about Mr.Trump! That is the facts…oh by the way John I am voting for Kelli Ward tired of your Liberal ways!

    1. SD of AZ says:

      Me too and everyone I know. Go Ward! Time to give McCain his last term in congress or any job. Been there done that and Flakey is next.

      1. Smitch says:

        Yes Sir! That is the truth, Flake was the best UNPERFORMER here in AZ! Out on his butt!

  • ADRoberts says:

    What a bunch of propaganda. Sean Sullivan must be a writer for the Establishment Republicans. McCain is not respected by the majority of Americans now. He certainly is not of a real concern for national security since he went to Syria to give aide and comfort to the very MUSLIMS who then became ISIS.
    Respected? Not at all.
    And if the people in charge of this site have any sense at all they will not put out another article by Sullivan.

    Let’s put it this way. Anything McCain says, I am inclined to believe JUST THE OPPOSITE.
    He was called “songbird” for a reason.
    Good riddance.

    1. SD of AZ says:

      From the real POWs in Hanoi I am sure. They don’t invite him to their reunions, that says it all.

  • American Me says:

    John McCain???Why is he still in the Senate?Another over reaction as usual for this old fart.He may have been a war Hero 50 years ago(some say not) but now he is just John McBlame.Go away Jonnie Boy we need a real President this time to save our country..Keep your opinions to yourself.

    1. SD of AZ says:

      News flash, fact is, he really was no war hero and that is another story from a native AZ person who has a long view of McCain since his youth. A misrepresentation is calling him a war hero! Trump got that right too. He stayed in Hanoi when they tried to give him back to his general daddy. But he was not treated like the POWs, and they can all vouch for his non hero status. He stayed in Hanoi to play the war hero card but he did not earn it. He was angling even then for politics and he is not well thought of by the vets who were in Hanoi when he was, they don’t invite him to their reunions, that says it all. And he is getting worse with age in his lying sneaking ways. Time to boot him out. He is worthless!

  • PK says:

    He said it was fine to come LEGALLY! Thus, this does NOT apply!

  • 1loyalamerican74 says:

    John McCain will probably vote for Hillary. He could not beat Obama, and
    he should no longer be in the Senate. Look into his history about how he
    treated his first wife, after returning to the U.S. He fits right in with the Clinton’s. He is right in there with the losing Bush family. Does it make you wonder if any of them were real Republicans????

    1. vagabonddenyg says:

      John McCain is WRONG AGAIN! Truth be known they didn’t have a good relationship with their son because he had become so Westernized, he became a soldier for the USA! Bet the youngman was a wonderful human being!

      His father is a liar ..and a pawn of Killary because Khan, the father is a Muslim who is actively working to force Sharia Law to be accepted in the USA! Khan’s problem with Trump is that he knows Trump will stop sharia law from become law in this country! THE SHAME GOES TO Khan, for using his dead son (dead 12-years) as an excuse to lambast a man who will fight to stop spread of muslim and sharia law in our USA! RUN THAT SORRY BASTARD KHAN OUT OF THE USA! His son would not be happy if he were alive to see what a disgrace his father is! Another fact is that Muslims, the Muslim Brotherhoood type like Khan never allow their wives to speak in public! To the culturally ignorant in the USA they cannot understand those differences! LET ALONE WHAT LIEING PEOPLE THOSE MUSLIMS CAN BE … THE KHAN MAN LIED, DISGRACED HIS DEAD SON’S MEMORY! Khan a member of Killary’s beloved Muslim Brotherhood and her bed partner in crime HUMA ABEDIN!

      1. ADRoberts says:

        Sorry. But you can’t count on Trump. His word is worthless. When you declare bankruptcy and you have BILLIONS OF DOLLARS, you have RENEGED on your word.
        That won’t be the last time.

        1. SD of AZ says:

          Without further posts it is obvious you know nada, zilch, zero about bankruptcy. Want to watch what you assume, it makes an ass of you when someone like a CPA views your post. And I am a retired one. Do not post what you obviously know nothing about, makes for a very stupid read with someone who knows better and you are showing what you really DO NOT KNOW OR UNDERSTAND in a big way. I feel sorry for your lack of knowledge about bankruptcy, AD! And I support Trump because he does what is smart and legal. Guess you don’t understand enough to get the bigger picture. I do.

          1. ADRoberts says:

            Amazing. And yet I can say with certainty that you know NOTHING of ethics, morality and respect of other people.
            You are the ass. And that part of your being has not retired.

            Now understand this. When you play the legal game, which I am sure you have done, and you do a bankruptcy solely for the purpose of NOT paying bills that are due, you have proven that you have NO INTEGRITY.
            Now, bright boy. Deny that.
            Yes, I get who you are. “Smart and legal” is one way of saying, BEWARE. It also means that you have NO fear of God and do not believe in treating others fairly.

            Just as long as it was “LEGAL”, you are thrilled.
            God help you.

          2. SD of AZ says:

            Ethics? Boy now you have pissed me off. You definitely do not know of what you speak. Shut your foul snide nasty mouth troll. I am an accountant with years of schooling and definitely far wiser than you idiot! You are not smart, legal or informed. You are just a mouth and dumber than I thought! And don’t pull God into your stupidity. I am thrilled to point out you cannot fix stupid in your case!

          3. ADRoberts says:

            Gotcha. And you, by your response, proved it.
            “Now we see darkly…….then you will see, face to face……we will be known,even as we are known. ” And for your information, you are KNOWN.

          4. ADRoberts says:

            And it remains. You demand a standard of me that you would never hold foryourself or any others.
            I said those things. And I still believe them. And yet, I did not do even a “smidgeon” of damage to any one of them.
            Now about that LT. Governor in California. Is he doing DAMAGE to that state. Does he not look effeminate. Does he not support homosexual agenda.?
            Your turn. Now instead of attacking what I say as not being approved by your definition of FAIR, how about YOU documenting your proof that I was wrong. As to the black preachers. Just like all GENERALITIES, they don’t apply to everyone. But then, they do apply to many, DON’T THEY.

          5. S M says:

            No they don’t, and even if they did. You cannot define the actions of many by the actions of a few. When it comes to your own race you give them the benefit of the doubt, but when it’s someone else you want to assume that the minority represents the majority. That’s actually not the way facts work but nice try trying to convince me. How about this treat others equally regardless of race.

          6. ADRoberts says:

            I feel sorry for your lack of knowledge of ethics, honor, integrity and honesty.
            Those are the critical things IN ALL of relationships. And Trump proves himself.
            Just where do you think it is right in the sight of God or ANY objective American that a person can declare bankruptcy because he has separated out multiple legal entities and by doing so, refuse to pay debts that he owes and COULD pay easily?

            Now take your understanding of BANKRUPTCY and legalities and see just how far it goes when you stand before God.
            Yes, you get the BIG PICTURE. It is called GREED.
            God calles it “the love of mammon.”

        2. vagabonddenyg says:

          ADRoberts obviously you have never owned a business of your own, are uneducated in business, have no legal knowledge, and most likely one of the poor arses barely making ends meet and ignorant as hell! You are showing your ignorance and lack of business acumen! TRUMP IS A HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL BILLIONAIRE BUSINESS MAN AND I AM CERTAIN ALL THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE WONDERFUL JOBS THANKS TO HIM WOULD LIKE TO SCALP YOU FOR SUCH IGNORANCE. YOU CAN EDUCATE YOURSELF REGARDLESS OF HOW POOR YOU MAY BE! Ignorant mass voters are the reason we had obummer!

          1. ADRoberts says:

            Trump himself said that those who support him are the lowest of education. Now you EDUCATE yourself. See how many things that Trump has come out for and NOT waffled on.

          2. vagabonddenyg says:

            you little whipper snapper! you are showing your ignorance! WISDOM COMES WITH AGE and experience and I am certain I have millions times over you THANK HEAVENS!

      2. rockcut says:

        I challenge you to provide me the prove of your lying statements. Your crude lying about Khan’s mother and father is the worst of American and not them. You are the worst of the worst that couch your lies in a reasonable quote that does nothing but spread lies. You are the type of Americans that stain our great country !!!!!

        1. robert sanders says:

          Hey, stupid ass worm, you still bitichen about living in this country. Why don’t you put you f—ing head back in the dirt and just suck it up. Your a LOOSER. Get a life.

          1. rockcut says:

            Thank you for your crude ignorant comments to me. The appear to me that you do not have a clue of what you are talking about and are challenged verbally !

          2. robert sanders says:

            Whos going to challenge me ??? you. HE HE HE Worms cant talk. All they do is squirm around and eat shi-, just like you. By the way, hows your MAMA.

          3. rockcut says:

            You are a child. Enough fun for you. Go to your room, child.

          4. robert sanders says:

            Hey wormee, you finally took a course in English and learned how to talk, You still digging holes and putting your head in them. you need to quit doing that. well I don’t have time to educate you on crawling around and eating dirt so I will get back to you later. LOL

          5. rockcut says:

            I see you pulled out your middle-school insults to throw at me when you were a kid bully. They will not work here, for I am an informed adult.

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    2. dcfla says:

      Well Actually, YES, it Does..& Has. WE are Voting for Mr. Trump! There are many REASONS Why..1st. He Does NOT Care about MORE MONEY, ANOTHER CAREER, ANY TITLES, & Certainly NOT POWER..Well, that pretty much leaves all the REST OUT..Except for Dr. Carson, He’d have been GREAT For the SAME Reasons! He as is with Mr. Trump is doing this as Opposite of Being..SELFISH & GREEDY..He & Dr. Carson, put themselves & their Families in the DIRTY, NASTY..BUSINESS..of POLITICS. That’s what it is..& that’s the way it NEEDS to Be RUN..Now, but without all the SELLING US OFF PARTS! Destroying OUR CULTURE, OUR LAWS & OUR RIGHTS, FREEDOMS & HISTORY! Tired of the US being FOR SALE to the HIGHEST & MOST..CORRUPT BIDDERS. I Knew MC CAIN Would come OUT just like McConnel & Speaker RYAN Already did..I knew this was just a matter of TIME, & here IT IS..Of Course, PREDICTABLE..MC CAIN.

      1. SD of AZ says:

        And we are voting him out of office this year in AZ. Flakey is in line for the same in 2018. Both AZ senators are lousy rinos. Should just join the dem wit dem party.

    3. SD of AZ says:

      He is a rino, same thing as a dem wit dem only you could just label him and his pals as good old go along get along old boys who have been lining their pockets for decades. Keep asking him for numbers on the B21 bomber and he keeps sending me the same old canned letter that basically says he cannot disclose. Same old McCain so it is time to give him the boot. He obviously does not understand the word BUDGET and he keeps obfuscating and avoiding his responsibilities to the people of this state and the nation in general. And he has been an abysmal failure when it comes to the VA. His excuses and letters are so irrelevant it is pathetic. He likely forgets the same letter is used for most of his responses with the same illogical answers. He is the chairman of the Bomber oversight in the Senate and he cannot disclose or force disclosure? What a poor excuse for a senator and Flakey is right there with him. Two worthless senators from AZ. Both of em have gotta go.

    4. SD of AZ says:

      Rinos are pretty much in bed with the dem lemmings anyway. We all know that now.

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