GOP Media Guy On Trump’s McCain Comments: “The Atavistic Grunt Of A Vulgar, Maniacal Beast”

GOP Media Guy On Trump’s McCain Comments: “The Atavistic Grunt Of A Vulgar, Maniacal Beast”

If you hadn’t heard by now, draft dodging real estate mogul and GOP Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump made comments about Republican Sen. John McCain’s Vietnam War service, saying that he wasn’t a hero because he was captured and held as a POW. While the comments caused a furor among Republicans, with most calling for Trump to immediately apologize, many conservatives have defended The Donald and his remarks. For his part, Trump doubled down on those comments shortly after making them at the Family Leadership Summit on Saturday, releasing an ego-drenched statement claiming that McCain doesn’t care about veterans while simultaneously stating that he received a HUGE standing ovation from the crowd.

One Republican that didn’t take too kindly to Trump’s statements was Rick Wilson, a GOP ad maker and strategist. Wilson is notorious for coming up with the Max Cleland ad that tied him to Osama Bin Laden and 9/11. The former Democratic Senator Cleland is a triple amputee who lost his limbs fighting in Vietnam. While Republican Saxby Chambliss and Wilson were excoriated for the content of the ad, it worked, and Chambliss defeated Cleland for his Senate seat in 2002.

Wilson brought up the ad while lambasting Trump and his fanboys, pointing out that while he attacked Cleland for his policies, he never brought up his heroic service as a negative, which is exactly what Trump did on Saturday to McCain.

Below is the series of tweets Wilson sent re: Trump’s remarks:



And, Rick Wilson with the mic drop!

While liberals and progressives have made valid points that it seems ironic that Republicans are getting upset about this when they cheered Trump on when he was saying horribly racist things about Mexicans, or that the GOP sure seemed fine with pillorying a veteran’s service record when they swift-boated John Kerry in 2004, the fact is that Trump finally went too far for a large check of GOP voters. The fact is, Trump used multiple student deferments to avoid serving in the war, and then has the balls to criticize McCain for getting captured while flying combat missions in Vietnam. Yeah, that shit isn’t going to fly with the flag wavers and Support Our Troops crowd. Not a chance.

Yep, it seems we’ve finally found the line for GOP voters that Donald Trump could not cross. The end to his sham campaign may finally be in site.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.