For the last few weeks, we have been reporting on Donald Trump, who found himself the target of liberal backlash after he criticized the U.S.’s relationship with Mexico during his campaign announcement.
While many didn’t take Trump seriously as a presidential candidate at the beginning, that all changed last week when polls revealed that Trump is currently the frontrunner in the race for the GOP nomination.
Over the weekend, Trump found himself in hot water once again after he said that Arizona Senator John McCain is not a war hero, since he was captured during the Vietnam War. Despite the outrage from liberals and conservatives alike, Trump refused to apologize for his comments.
Many would think that veterans would side with McCain and turn on Trump after this controversy, but this turned out not to be the case. According to Conservative Tribune, the group Veterans for a Strong America issued a statement this weekend in support of Trump.
Veterans for a Strong America is a grassroots veterans group whose goal is to keep America strong by safeguarding freedom, advancing liberty and opposing tyranny. On Saturday, they said that Trump’s success in Arizona “belies a concern the Senator clearly has about how his stance on issues like immigration are perceived by his constituents.”
They added that the feud between McCain and Trump has nothing to do with the latter’s “high regard for the military or veterans as a whole.” The statement went on to call McCain a politician, and that to say that Trump has tapped into the fact that “people just don’t trust politicians and the slow pace the Congress is moving in addressing critical issues like border security, veteran’s issues and military funding.”
The Veterans for a Strong America say that Trump is highlighting issues that many politicians won’t, asking questions like “why 250,000 veterans were put onto a VA death list, why 40,000 active troops will receive pink slips in the next few years and why border security is not addressed.”
If liberals thought that Trump’s comments about McCain would put an end to his presidential hopes, this statement proves that this will not be the case.
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