Trump Blasts McCain’s War Record

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FILE - In this June 29, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles for a photographer before he addresses members of the City Club of Chicago, in Chicago. As other presidential candidates fight to raise money, Trump is reminding everyone he’s already got a lot of it. The celebrity businessman’s campaign was expected to reveal details on July 15 of his fortune, which he estimated last month at nearly $9 million when announcing his Republican presidential candidacy. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is again criticizing a well-respected member of his own party.

Speaking at a conference of religious conservatives on Saturday, Trump was pressed on his recent description of Arizona Sen. John McCain as “a dummy.”

The moderator, Republican pollster Frank Luntz, described McCain as “a war hero.” McCain spent more than five years as a prisoner of war after his plane was shot down during combat in Vietnam.

Trump said McCain “is a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

Trump is among 10 GOP presidential candidates on the program for the Family Leader Summit in Ames, Iowa.

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