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Monday, September 19, 2016

An ad released by Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign on Friday -- National Prisoners of War Remembrance Day -- features an emotional World War II veteran urging Americans to reject Donald Trump. The video opens by showing U.S. Army veteran Joel Sollender, who was captured by the Nazis in 1944, watching footage of Trump attacking Republican Sen. John McCain in July 2015. "He's a war hero because he got captured," Trump said of the Vietnam War veteran. "I like people who weren't captured, OK?" Recalling his own harrowing experience, a tearful Sollender accuses Trump of "insulting all of our military" with his attacks against the Arizona senator. The businessman has still not apologized for the remark. "He's everything I would not want to be, or emulate," Sollender says of Trump in the video.

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Trump also picked a fight with the parents of Humayun Khan, a U.S. Army captain who died in the Iraq war. He has claimed that he has made "a lot of sacrifices," ostensibly on par with the fallen soldier's -- though Trump repeatedly dodged his draft for the Vietnam War. Despite never having served his country, the candidate did happily accept the Purple Heart of Lt. Col. Louis Dorfman, calling the receipt of a veteran's gift "much easier" than earning it in battle.

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"I've been so lucky in terms of that whole world. It is a dangerous world out there. It's scary, like Vietnam. Sort of like the Vietnam-era. It is my personal Vietnam. I feel like a great and very brave soldier."
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#1 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2016-09-19 08:22 AM | Reply

Just another example of Trump being Trump. Rs chose him to represent them to the nation. They either need to renounce him or own him. Their choice.

#2 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2016-09-19 10:28 AM | Reply

I am a veteran and I do not support Donald Trump for many reasons but my first dislike of Trump was when he called John McCain a loser for being captured. TRUMP IS A DRAFT DODGING COWARD. He has used daddy's money to be a playboy his entire life. He could not make it in the military and is a major "loser" on many fronts. He does not uphold the constitution nor does he even know what the constitution states. He wants to be a dictator, not the president, and plunder this country and all other countries for his own gain and use our great military to violate Geneva convention regulations by stealing oil from sovereign nations, killing families of terrorists, torturing anybody he deems as un-American.

As Huffington Post states, "Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims -- 1.6 billion members of an entire religion -- from entering the U.S."

Trump is a true outsider to Washington and the political system. He has no infrastructure in Washington and hardly anybody in Washington wants to work with him. Remember what happened to Jimmy Carter and his outsider administration and how interest rates went to 26% and how we had to ration gasoline and how inflation went rampant. If Trump is elected the United States will be plunged into the deepest depression we have ever known.

#3 | Posted by mikeedge at 2016-09-19 10:35 AM | Reply

TRUMP IS A DRAFT DODGING COWARD.

#3 | Posted by mikeedge at 2016-09-19 10:35 AM | Reply

He worked hard to earn that title.

Honor and congratulations to all those men, volunteers or draftees, who went to war.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2016-09-19 10:42 AM | Reply

I'm still amazed that a candidate who insulted a prisoner of war for being captured won the Republican primary.

All my life I've been told that Republicans respect and venerate the military while Democrats don't. We were the dirty anti-war hippies. They were the ones who honored Vietnam vets when they came home.

But here's Trump, a rich kid who dodged Vietnam by getting a doctor to claim he had bone spurs, insulting John McCain for being a POW -- and that's hunky dory with GOP voters.

#5 | Posted by rcade at 2016-09-19 10:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I've said it hundreds of times here......this country, unfortunately, does not respect military service enough for it to matter in an election.

partisan loyalty trumps everything

#6 | Posted by eberly at 2016-09-19 10:46 AM | Reply

But here's Trump, a rich kid who dodged Vietnam by getting a doctor to claim he had bone spurs, insulting John McCain for being a POW -- and that's hunky dory with GOP voters.

#5 | Posted by rcade at 2016-09-19 10:44 AM | Reply | Flag:

Of course the GOP's love of the miliatry is fake. Bush completely betrayed the military by lying them into a war that he couldn't be bothered to plan. And GOP loyalist frauds actually had the stones to pretend that failure to support the Bush admin was some kind of insult to the military. They still treat those pieces of crap like royalty. Next to that, ignoring Trump's statement is nothing.

The other thing is that the clip of Trump making that statement is hilarious. And McCain is an asshat. When you step back, you realize that Trump was not in on the joke - he was serious - and that the statement applies to many more people than just John McCain, then yeah Trump looks like a buffoon for saying it. But people are way more forgiving of people who make them laugh.

#7 | Posted by Sully at 2016-09-19 10:56 AM | Reply

Bush completely betrayed the military by lying them into a war that he couldn't be bothered to plan. -- #7 | Posted by Sully

...not to mention underfunding the VA and generally failing to provide vets the support they need when they return. www.militarytimes.com

#8 | Posted by Phoenix at 2016-09-19 11:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Trump is a true outsider to Washington and the political system."

People are so sick of the system, this is his only advantage.

#9 | Posted by nutcase at 2016-09-19 11:22 AM | Reply

"Trump is a true outsider to Washington and the political system."

Really?

"I've got to give to them, because when I want something, I get it. When I call, they kiss my ass."

#10 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2016-09-19 11:30 AM | Reply

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People are so sick of the system, this is his only advantage.

#9 | POSTED BY NUTCASE

It's not an advantage.

Ask Jimmy Carter how that worked out for him and the country.

#11 | Posted by donnerboy at 2016-09-19 12:01 PM | Reply

Too bad The Don didn't get the clap in his personal Vietnam--he could have gotten that Purple Heart he so hoped for...

#12 | Posted by catdog at 2016-09-19 12:05 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Trump is such a weird candidate. I can't remember a nominee ever picking petty fights with so many ordinary citizens while running for office. Careful. You might be next.

#13 | Posted by moder8 at 2016-09-19 03:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump is a true outsider to Washington and the political system.

Trump is the insider's insider. You don't get $885 million in tax breaks on your buildings without being a big part of the system.

#14 | Posted by rcade at 2016-09-19 03:35 PM | Reply

"You don't get $885 million in tax breaks...."

all courtesy of a city......not Washington DC.

I'm not saying he's an "outsider" but those tax breaks don't really prove he is an insider to DC politics.

#15 | Posted by eberly at 2016-09-19 04:44 PM | Reply

Your theory is that he was an insider in the biggest and most powerful city in America but a total outsider in D.C.?

Trump had his greedy fingers all over D.C. too. His small hands made it easier to slip money into someone's pocket.

#16 | Posted by rcade at 2016-09-19 05:12 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"he could have gotten that Purple Heart he so hoped for...
#12 | Posted by catdog"

To go with the black one he was born with?

#17 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2016-09-19 05:14 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Your theory is that he was an insider in the biggest and most powerful city in America but a total outsider in D.C.?"

no. I don't have a "theory". Just pointing out that those tax breaks were from a city....not the federal govt.

and no....I don't think he's an "outsider" to DC, as I said.

#18 | Posted by eberly at 2016-09-19 05:25 PM | Reply

Trump is an outsider to reality.

In reality war takes place and some on foot couldn't hold back Flame tanks during the Ardennes Counteroffensive and had no choice but to surrender or watch their entire company burned alive.

Between this and surviving on starvation rations in a hellish Stalag for months no American POW deserves to have an American running for President slander them.

#19 | Posted by Tor at 2016-09-19 09:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Nice ad. It might actually make a difference for a few.

But clearly, reality has had little impact on Trump's supporters. Eberly is right, partisanship is king.

#20 | Posted by cbob at 2016-09-20 09:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Ask Jimmy Carter how that worked out for him and the country.

#11 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY AT 2016-09-19 12:01 PM | FLAG:

He had a 4 year term. That's better than 99.99999% of people that ever run for president.

#21 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2016-09-20 10:10 AM | Reply

Donald Tchump should resign from the campaign due to illness ... Chronic foot-in-mouth disease.

#22 | Posted by Augustine at 2016-09-20 10:26 AM | Reply

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