The Donald trumps Trump, doubles down on notorious John McCain diss, never looks back. Straight political shooting, or shooting in the foot? Our poet comments.
WASHINGTON, July 20, 2015 – Donald Trump, aka “The Donald,” sure knows how to grab a headline. The controversial Republican presidential candidate recently fired another political salvo, this time dissing John McCain, Arizona’s frequently RINO (Republican In Name Only) U.S. Senator and pooh-poohing his well-known Vietnam War record.
Jumped on by a media eager for a fresh Republican scandal du jour, Trump—not yet content with the growing brouhaha—remained defiant, according to Deadline:
“Donald Trump this morning refused to apologize for his comments characterizing John McCain as ‘not a war hero.’ When Martha Redcats asked Trump on ABC’s This Week whether Trump thought he owed John McCain an apology, he replied ‘No, not at all.’
CDN’s poet-in-residence ponders the politics of meaning:
Donald Trump Speaks. Again.
“I put my foot into my mouth. I like the taste of leather;
it separates my partisans from friends who are fair weather.
If you can’t stomach my remarks, don’t vote for me, that’s all.
Your President should be a man, and not a paper doll.
And if I need a diplomat or other kind of bore,
I’ll hire him wholesale from the closest Dollar Store.”
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