Trump Trumps His Ignorance

I’m reading Unbroken, by Laura Hilldenbrand Unbroken1 who also wrote Seabiscuit, 512gMmLfIyL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_ two great books.  I’m in the throes of when Lieutenant Louis Zamperini during the Second World War, after his plane crashed into the Pacific ocean, was a prisoner of war in a Japanese internment camp.

You can imagine how striking it was to read Donald Trump’s remark about Senator John McCain, also a prisoner of war.

“He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

A friend felt it was taken out of context and that very well may be, but as far as I’m concerned, it never should have been said.

Mr. McCain, a naval aviator, was shot down during the Vietnam War, badly injured and held prisoner for more than five years in Hanoi refusing early release even after being repeatedly beaten.

You know why?

Because he wouldn’t leave his men.

After reading Profiles of Courage For Our Time, profiles-in-courage-for-our-time a compilation of essays put together by Caroline Kennedy of all the recipients of the John F. Kennedy Foundation’s prestigious award for political courage, Senator McCain being one, I became his instant fan.

I read about how courageous he was as a POW and thought, wow, he’s who I’d want to be marooned on a desert island with.

After reading in Unbroken how incredibly mean the Japanese were to Americans, I can only imagine how John McCain was treated by his captors, yet he stayed to protect those in his care.

The bravery, selflessness and passionate responsibility he felt for the young men he led made me cry.

When he ran against Barack Obama for president, I almost voted for him and would have if it wasn’t for that wacky Alaskan as his running mate since, if something happened to him, she’d be in the driver‘s seat.

America, the land of the free, thanks to soldiers like Louis Zamperini and John McCain, says a crackpot like Donald Trump can run for president.

The First Amendment gives him freedom of speech, even if his words writhe worthlessly in the wind.

John McCain is a hero.  If they find 22 heads in his backyard while he’s doing the hula in a pencil skirt, he’ll still be a hero because of what he did as a soldier.

And I have one question for Mr. Trump.

Donald, what’s it like being such an asshole?

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Arizona Senator John McCain…POW 1967-1973

SB

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About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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28 Responses to Trump Trumps His Ignorance

  1. micklively says:

    I have difficulty believing that anyone who takes up arms is a hero but I agree Trump is an arsehole (and dangerous too).

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  2. I am no fan of McCain and that goes back to when he compared Chelsea Clinton to a dog during her puberty days. That being said, I do respect his service and sacrifice. How can you not?
    I posted “He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” SAID THE MAN WHO NEVER SERVED A MINUTE on an online article about it. There were many who “liked” my response and then there were the Trumpettes who defended his nonsense like their lives depended on it! He is indeed an ASS!

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  3. skinnyuz2b says:

    My Pookie just finished reading ‘Unbroken’ yesterday. I can’t even begin to imagine the horror our prisoners of war went through.

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  4. I am always astounded at man’s cruelty. To animals and yes to people too. It’s still going on today. As for Trump, I am fairly sure he is running so the nighttime shows have fodder. While I like spunk in a politician, I’m not a fan of stupidity (or are these remarks part of his standup comic routine?). Going back to McCain, just because he was captured doesn’t mean he wasn’t smart. There is some stuff that should remain untouchable in election years. Children, war records, anything that wasn’t illegal. How about focusing on your ideas to make this a better place?

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  5. Elle Knowles says:

    I read that article in the paper yesterday and commented to H, “That was not a very smart comment he made and will probably hurt his campaign lots!” H agreed. I don’t get the part “I like people who aren’t captured.” What does that even mean? Maybe I missed something? ~Elle

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  6. MIke says:

    I consider myself a Republican, not a very good voter but I know somewhere along the line the whole world sort of went nuts. It seemed a lot easier to live life as a kid but everyone needs to grow up someday. I can imagine you’ll want to distance yourself from me on this one but John McCain sure seems to have become a pretty good Democrat in the last 7 years. And I think even if Trump is guilty of blurting it’s easy to see how everyone is so ripe to jump on a story. Everyone eats crow, I have said stuff that bit me in the ass, sometimes I was sure I even said it right. This country needs a guy like Trump that can treat our country with the respect and reverence it deserves.

    This video has Trump as a speaker, it came out about 13 months ago. Trump talks about how he believes in our country, it’s a little slow at starting and Trump beats his chest of past accomplishments for awhile but at about 20 minutes in he starts talking about our country’s needs.

    https://www.press.org/news-multimedia/videos/npc-luncheon-donald-trump#.U4qddW2lBsw.facebook

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  7. Patricia says:

    I wish for once you would tell it like you see it. 🙂

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