Trump told WMAL’s Chris Plante on Tuesday that he heard the criticism directed at him in John McCain’s Monday speech and he warned McCain to be careful.
“He was taking shots at you again yesterday,” Plante said. “You heard what he said yesterday, Sen. McCain?”
“Yeah, well I hear it. And people have to be careful because at some point I fight back,” Trump said. “I’m being very nice. I’m being very, very nice. But at some point I fight back, and it won’t be pretty.”
Responding to Trump’s threat, McCain bluntly told reporters Tuesday: “I’ve faced far greater challenges than this.”
McCain and Trump’s feud has dated back years, ever since the then-2016 candidate said the senator wasn’t a war hero because he was captured in Vietnam.
“He is not a war hero,” Trump told pollster Frank Luntz in 2015.
“He is a war hero,” Luntz interjected.
“He is a war hero because he was captured,” Trump said, cutting him off. “I like people that weren’t captured, OK? I hate to tell you. He is a war hero because he was captured.”
Apparently draft dodging is a worthier endeavor, at least in Donald Trump’s world view.