John McCain Wants Donald Trump to Apologize to Veterans

Trump said McCain is only a war hero "because he was captured."

"I don’t think so,” McCain said today when asked whether Trump owes him an apology in an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “But I think he may owe an apology to the families of those who have sacrificed in conflict and those who have undergone the prison experience in serving our country.

"So many men and some women who served and sacrificed and happened to be held prisoner and somehow to denigrate that in any way their service I think is offensive to most of our veterans.

"When Mr. Trump said that 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,” McCain, 78, added.

"He's a war hero because he was captured," Trump said the Family Leadership Council summit in Iowa. "I like people who weren’t captured."

"I think that’s a decision that he will have to make. Again what I think he should do is apologize to the families and those who have served," McCain said. "The proudest moments of their lives was serving in the company of heroes and those are the people he should apologize to."

Trump has said he does not think he owes McCain an apology for his comments.