U.S presidential hopeful Donald Trump has been at it again.
In his latest outburst, the business tycoon has decided to take aim at the military service of fellow Republican Party member John McCain.
Yesterday, Trump incredibly took aim at military veteran McCain, who himself ran for President in 2008.
Trump alleged that now U.S senator McCain is only popular due to the fact he was a prisoner of war for over five years during his time as a U.S Navy pilot.
Trump just now on John McCain: "He's a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren't captured."
— Karen Travers (@karentravers) July 18, 2015
Here is the clip of Trump's pathetic comment on John McCain. pic.twitter.com/nGwxriq390
— Austin Barbour (@Austin_Barbour) July 18, 2015
Unsurprisingly, politicians from both the Republicans and the Democrats didn’t take too kindly to Trump’s outrageous comments.
— Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) July 18, 2015
Just told a crowd in Sioux City: @SenJohnMcCain is an American hero
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) July 18, 2015
Enough with the slanderous attacks. @SenJohnMcCain and all our veterans – particularly POWs have earned our respect and admiration.
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) July 18, 2015
Trump later tried to defend his comments, first in a weak attempt at damage control with a thinly veiled apology on Twitter, soon followed by a longer not-so-apologetic rant about the whole situation on Facebook.
Captured or not, all our soldiers are heroes!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 18, 2015
Subsequent Twitter posts from Trump and his campaign team today have only made the situation even worse.
Donald Trump campaign just released its 3rd (!) statement cleaning up McCain remark. This one's long: pic.twitter.com/YhYi2F4h7h
— Colin Campbell (@BKcolin) July 19, 2015
The Veterans Administration is in shambles and our veterans are suffering greatly. John McCain has done nothing to help them but talk.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2015
Still, if you can say one thing about Trump, it’s that he has an uncanny ability to p*ss off absolutely everybody! So that’s something…