Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush Saturday slammed fellow contender Donald Trump's attack on Arizona Sen. John McCain's status as a prisoner during the Vietnam War.
Here's what Bush, the former Florida governor, said on Twitter:
Bush was among many 2016 candidates who slammed Trump, who escalated his feud with McCain on Saturday during the Iowa Family Leadership Summit
in Des Moines.
The billionaire businessman said that McCain should not be considered a war hero, later referring to him as a "loser."
"He’s not a war hero," Trump said. "He’s a war hero because he was captured? I like people who weren’t captured. ... Perhaps he is a war hero, but right now, he said some very bad things about a lot of people."
McCain was held in captivity for nearly six years after his Navy plane was shot down by the Viet Cong. He was held in North Vietnan's "Hanoi Hilton" prison, where he was repeatedly tortured.
McCain, the 2008 GOP presidential candidate, sparked the feud with Trump when he told The New Yorker on Thursday that Trump had "fired up the crazies" at a rally in Phoenix,
Arizona, last weekend.
Other contenders attacking Trump for his remarks included South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.
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