Donald Trump continued his mounting attack on John McCain Sunday via a USA Today op-ed.
“John McCain has called his own constituents who want a secure border ‘crazies,'” Trump began. “No one in the news media or the establishment, including the Republican National Committee, criticized the senator for those comments.”
So Trump did.
“Our Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals are outdated dumps,” Trump wrote, promising to build state-of-the-art facilities. “The current medical assistance to our veterans is a disaster.”
“A Trump administration will provide the finest universal access health care for our veterans,” he swore. “They will be able to get the best care anytime and anywhere.”
Trump then brought Bernie Sanders into the mix, one of the politicians that he is actually running against for the Republican presidential nomination.
“Thanks to McCain and his Senate colleague Bernie Sanders, their legislation to cover up the VA scandal, in which 1,000+ veterans died waiting for medical care, made sure no one has been punished, charged, jailed, fined or held responsible,” Trump said.
“McCain has abandoned our veterans,” he continued, setting up an attempt to woe voters from McCain’s home state. “I will fight for them.”
“The reality is that John McCain the politician has made America less safe, sent our brave soldiers into wrong-headed foreign adventures, covered up for President Obama with the VA scandal and has spent most of his time in the Senate pushing amnesty,” Trump concluded. “He would rather protect the Iraqi border than Arizona’s.”
Read the full op-ed here.
Trump and McCain recently went to media blows when The Donald dropped a statement that he now wishes he had back.
“He’s a war hero because he was captured,” said Trump of McCain’s military record. “I like people that weren’t captured.”
McCain later said that he doesn’t need an apology, but that many of his contemporary veterans are certainly owed one: “When Mr. Trump said he prefers to be with people who are not captured — well, the great honor of my life was to serve in the company of heroes. I’m not a hero. But those who were my senior ranking officers … those that inspired us to do things we otherwise wouldn’t have been capable of doing — those are the people that I think he owes an apology to.”