Meghan McCain blasts Trump over Prisoner of War Recognition Day statement

Yesterday, the President issued a statement about National Prisoner of War Recognition Day where he praised POW servicemen, and cited Lieutenant Louis Zamperini as an example.

As a Nation, we must never forget or take for granted the traumatic ordeals of our former POWs.  With honor and valor, they served to keep our country safe, and they stayed the course — despite conditions that were often harsh and agonizing.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 9, 2019, as National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day.  I call upon Americans to observe this day by honoring the service and sacrifice of all our former prisoners of war and to express our Nation’s eternal gratitude for their sacrifice.  I also call upon Federal, State, and local government officials and organizations to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

He also tweeted about it, saying “On National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, we honor the Americans captured and imprisoned by foreign powers while carrying out their duties to defend this great Nation…”

That apparently struck a nerve with Meghan McCain, daughter of POW and former Senator John McCain, and she really let the President have it.

Back in 2015, Trump famously said of John McCain, “He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured, okay? I hate to tell you.”

And Meghan wasn’t the only one to call the President out on yesterday’s tweet.

 

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