Donald Trump to ABC News: I Refuse to Apologize to John McCain

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"I'm very disappointed in John McCain because the vets are horribly treated in this country," Trump said on 'This Week.'

Donald Trump appeared on ABC's This Week to address his recent incendiary comments about John McCain.

At Saturday's Family Leadership Summit, Trump referred to McCain as a "dummy" and questioned whether he should be considered a war hero, adding, "I like people who weren't captured."

Trump told This Week's Martha Raddatz on Sunday that he does not feel he owes McCain an apology.

"I'm very disappointed in John McCain because the vets are horribly treated in this country," said Trump. "I'm fighting for the vets. I've done a lot for the vets."

The presidential candidate said that McCain has "done nothing to help the vets," claiming that they are treated like "third-class citizens."

Trump said that McCain does not deserve more attention than veterans who were not taken as prisoners. 

"People that fought hard and weren't captured and went through a lot, they get no credit," Trump continued. "Nobody even talks about them. They're like forgotten, and I think that's a shame, if you want to know the truth."

Trump, who addressed his deferments from the Vietnam War draft, said he would have "proudly served" if his number had been drawn.

Trump's interview can be seen below.


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