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Biden highlights business deals and pays respects at John McCain memorial to wrap up Vietnam visit

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Absolutely harrowing what McCain went through.

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"Absolutely harrowing what McCain went through."

Agreed. And yet Trump in all of his infinite wisdom more or less called McCain a traitor. Can you believe that?! Trump would have have flipped and told the enemy everything he knew. Besides that, Trump would have never voluntarily stayed to let other POWs go before him as McCain had done. What on earth is with the broken moral compass of the MAGA crowd?! How can they disrespect a hero like McCain while cheering for a traitor like Trump?!

7 ( +9 / -2 )

My message today is quite simple. 

his message every day is quite simple. at best.

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McCain served his country, I definitely had the utmost respect for what he went through as a soldier, as a politician, entirely different story and that was was before Trump came onto the political scene.

Agreed. And yet Trump in all of his infinite wisdom more or less called McCain a traitor. Can you believe that?!

In the U.S., you have the right as an American to have any opinion you want and usually say anything you want, even if it bothers you. Period. Trump had enough reasons to feel the way he does consider how the man treated him. Just because of the man’s record and what he went through doesn’t absolve him from personal criticism.

Trump would have have flipped and told the enemy everything he knew.

You don’t know that because, one, Trump wasn’t in the war and second it’s ludicrous to speculate because none of us can say who would or who could handle physical torture.

Besides that, Trump would have never voluntarily stayed to let other POWs go before him as McCain had done. What on earth is with the broken moral compass of the MAGA crowd?!

Again, you are speaking on a hypothetical that never happened. That’s like saying what Vietnam would have been like if the US had won the war or if Hitler would have beaten the allied forces.

How can they disrespect a hero like McCain while cheering for a traitor like Trump?!

He paid previously a copy of the dossier, from British spy Christopher Steele, and giving it to then former FBI Director James Comey. The dossier had unverified salacious information and, and claimed the Russians had compromising information on Trump. He was the won that started that ball rolling.

So I understand why he Trump disliked the man, no person would stand and allow their character to be assassinated based on an untrue dossier. McCain’s pedigree and record doesn’t shield him from calling him out. Whether right or wrong or what we think, the man has every right to defend himself.

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McCain served his country, I definitely had the utmost respect for what he went through as a soldier, as a politician, entirely different story and that was was before Trump came onto the political scene.

So?

Agreed. And yet Trump in all of his infinite wisdom more or less called McCain a traitor. Can you believe that?!

In the U.S., you have the right as an American to have any opinion you want and usually say anything you want, even if it bothers you. Period. Trump had enough reasons to feel the way he does consider how the man treated him. Just because of the man’s record and what he went through doesn’t absolve him from personal criticism.

You contradict yourself. You say McCain's military record shouldn't be criticized but his political polices should.

Then why did Trump say; "He's not a war hero, he's a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren't captured, okay? I hate to tell you."

Trump would have have flipped and told the enemy everything he knew.

You don’t know that because, one, Trump wasn’t in the war

Yea, he took the coward's way and used a fake medical excuse..."bone spurs"....ROFL...

Besides that, Trump would have never voluntarily stayed to let other POWs go before him as McCain had done. What on earth is with the broken moral compass of the MAGA crowd?!

Again, you are speaking on a hypothetical that never happened.

And?

How can they disrespect a hero like McCain while cheering for a traitor like Trump?!

He paid previously a copy of the dossier, from British spy Christopher Steele, and giving it to then former FBI Director James Comey.

ROFL... That was Elvis...or Ray Epps...

So I understand why he Trump disliked the man,

Indeed - a war hero who served his country both as a military member and civilian compared to a sleazy reality show TV host who plays around with porn stars and sexually assaults women in department stores...

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You contradict yourself. You say McCain's military record shouldn't be criticized but his political polices should.

No contradiction, I was very clear

Yea, he took the coward's way and used a fake medical excuse..."bone spurs"....ROFL...

Ok, his personal choice, he wasn’t the only politician to dodge the draft.

ROFL... That was Elvis...or Ray Epps...

Well, court documents don’t lie.

Indeed - a war hero who served his country both as a military member and civilian

Like I said, I honored his services as a military vet. His political service, I don’t.

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You contradict yourself. You say McCain's military record shouldn't be criticized but his political polices should.

No contradiction, I was very clear

Then why did Trump criticize his military service?

Yea, he took the coward's way and used a fake medical excuse..."bone spurs"....ROFL...

Ok, his personal choice, he wasn’t the only politician to dodge the draft.

Thanks for admitting he dodged the draft - i.e., a coward...

ROFL... That was Elvis...or Ray Epps...

Well, court documents don’t lie.

And?

Indeed - a war hero who served his country both as a military member and civilian

Like I said, I honored his services as a military vet. His political service, I don’t.

"He's not a war hero, he's a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren't captured, okay? I hate to tell you."

So explain how that is "honoring his military service"...

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The Sociopath of Mara-Lardo Was so intimidated of McCain’s heroism and reputation that he had the name on the ship covered when he slithered to Japan.

That’s some bigly cowardice there.

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Then why did Trump criticize his military service? 

Why did McCain go after Trump over an unverified salacious dossier?

Thanks for admitting he dodged the draft - i.e., a coward...

Not just him and if he’s a coward, I don’t think the man cares one iota if people think so. So…

"He's not a war hero, he's a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren't captured, okay? I hate to tell you."

His opinion, and?

So explain how that is "honoring his military service"...

Again, “Why” did McCain go after Trump over an unverified salacious dossier?

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

Article isn’t about Trump.

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Then why did Trump criticize his military service? 

Why did McCain go after Trump over an unverified salacious dossier?

Dodge. You said McCain's military service should be honored - so why did Trump criticize it?

Thanks for admitting he dodged the draft - i.e., a coward...

Not just him and if he’s a coward, I don’t think the man cares one iota if people think so. So…

Right - he's a coward...

"He's not a war hero, he's a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren't captured, okay? I hate to tell you."

His opinion, and?

You said McCain's military service should be honored - Trump criticized it. Why don't you call Trump out?

So explain how that is "honoring his military service"...

Again, “Why” did McCain go after Trump over an unverified salacious dossier?

Dossier? And where is that mentioned in the article? MAGA-self contradiction...can't explain why Trump criticized McCain's military service when he's posted that McCain's service should be honored...

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Dodge.

No dodge.

You said McCain's military service should be honored - so why did Trump criticize it?

I already answered that.

Right - he's a coward...

You have the right to think whatever you like. No law against it. You say what you want, so can Trump. First amendment.

You said McCain's military service should be honored - Trump criticized it. Why don't you call Trump out?

Because Trump has the right to call out anyone that attacks him behind his back, we all have that right. I am not responsible for what the man thinks, however, if somebody went after me, and used illegal unverified salacious documents, based on lie to allow spying on me, I would have words to say as well.

Dossier? And where is that mentioned in the article?

You just asked me why Trump had hostility towards McCain, well, I gave you an answer.

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My message today is quite simple. 

his message every day is quite simple. at best.

He can't talk over the heads of the Republican illiterati. They seem confused by the simplest things .......

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How interesting the Vietnamese erected a memorial to John McCain. I had no idea this existed. One wonders if and how many former Vietcong and NVA regret anything they did during that war?

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Dodge.

No dodge.

Clear dodge...

You said McCain's military service should be honored - so why did Trump criticize it?

I already answered that.

Mega-dodge....ROFL...

Right - he's a coward...

You have the right to think whatever you like.

You called him a coward too..."Not just him"...

You said McCain's military service should be honored - Trump criticized it. Why don't you call Trump out?

Because Trump has the right to call out anyone that attacks him behind his back, we all have that right. I am not responsible for what the man thinks, however, if somebody went after me, and used illegal unverified salacious documents, based on lie to allow spying on me, I would have words to say as well.

Uh-huh...so why don't you criticize Trump for insulting McCain's military service - something you say should be "honored"...

Dossier? And where is that mentioned in the article?

You just asked me why Trump had hostility towards McCain, well, I gave you an answer.

Where's "dossier" in the article?

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Ok, his personal choice, he wasn’t the only politician to dodge the draft.

Something that too many Americans have lost is a sense of obligation. Everyone yells and screams about their rights, but with those rights come some responsibilities. Sometimes a nation faces things that are far larger than one's immediate rights. You have to do things you maybe don't like doing or don't want to do because the nation and all the people who we depend on need you to do it. We saw that in abundance during the Covid 19 pandemic, and we see that in the statement above.

Dodging the draft is not a personal choice btw. It is a felony. Someone had to carry an extra load because Bone Spurs refused to do his share when the nation needed him. I will never respect that. But it is especially galling to see someone who found a dishonest excuse to weasel out of their required service to their nation come back decades later and smear the reputation of someone who answered that call fully, beyond fully when you realize the horrors he experienced. Donald Trump is shamelessly self centered and arrogant. I seldom agreed with Mr. McCain's views on matters of policy but he was honest, straightforward and honorable, all things Donald Trump is not.

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Clear dodge...

No, you asked, I answered.

You called him a coward too..."Not just him"...

Politically, I did.

Uh-huh...so why don't you criticize Trump for insulting McCain's military service - something you say should be "honored"...

Because “Trump has the right to call out anyone that attacks him behind his back,” we all have that right. I am not responsible for what the man thinks, however, if somebody went after me, and used “illegal unverified salacious documents,” based on lie to allow spying on me, I would have words to say as well.

Where's "dossier" in the article?

You asked me a question…

I answered.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

McCain triggers the MAGA-cult because he lays bare the cowardice of their wanna-be tough guy lord.

1 ( +5 / -4 )

Clear dodge...

No, you asked, I answered.

What?

You called him a coward too..."Not just him"...

I did.

Good...

Uh-huh...so why don't you criticize Trump for insulting McCain's military service - something you say should be "honored"...

Because “Trump has the right to call out anyone that attacks him behind his back,” we all have that right. I am not responsible for what the man thinks, however, if somebody went after me, and used “illegal unverified salacious documents,” based on lie to allow spying on me, I would have words to say as well.

Another contradiction....says McCain's service should be honored - defends Trump's cheap criticism of it...

Where's "dossier" in the article?

You asked me a question…

And?

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Dodging the draft is not a personal choice btw. It is a felony. Someone had to carry an extra load because Bone Spurs refused to do his share when the nation needed him.

Clinton dodged it as well and everyone is quiet about that. Anyway, felony or not both men didn’t go, didn’t get locked up, it’s over, the war is over and we can call all these men names, McCain is gone, Clinton and Trump as still alive and I don’t think neither care what the rest of us think about them not going, I personally wouldn’t if I were them. Because in the end, haters have only one unusable weapon, words, that’s it and nothing else. So if they want to hurl insults whether it comes from the right or left, it doesn’t matter to these people.

I will never respect that. *

You don’t have to, I don’t respect a lot of things either, I don’t respect political pendants, trying to use an illegal dossier is to take out a political opponent, and I don’t care which side does it. What gets me about the left? Is they want to criticize a person that they hate, but they want to overlook misdeeds of a person that they claim they admire, which before Trump got into office, not a single Democrat liked, or cared about McCain, so yeah, spare me…

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

.

Good...

To each his own

Another contradiction....

Nope, I was very clear zero contradictions.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

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