48 years ago, in October 1967, while on a bombing mission over Hanoi, John McCain was shot down, seriously injured, and captured by the North Vietnamese. He was a prisoner of war until 1973. McCain was investigated and largely exonerated in a political influence scandal of the 1980s as a member of the Keating Five. He ran in the Republican Primary for the Presidency in 2000 and lost to George W. Bush, the son of President George H.W. Bush. He ran for the Presidency and lost to Obama.

McCain was flying a carrier based Jet Fighter/Bomber, an A-4E. It weighed 12 tons fully loaded and was a 600 mph aircraft often used by the Blue Angles. The “E” model was a substantial and major upgrade, including new Pratt & Whitney J52-P-6A engine with 8,400 lbf (37 kN) of thrust. Many were later upgraded with J52-P-8 engine with 9,300 lbf (41 kN) thrust. That’s a pretty hot jet fighter.bomber. McCain was a seriously good Naval Fighter pilot. Unfortunately he crashed four jets and was shot down in a fifth in North Vietnam in 1967. He was a prisoner of War until 1973. He cannot raise his arms over his shoulders because of being tortured by the North Vietnamese. That was 43 to 48 years ago.
The term “maverick Republican” became a label frequently applied to McCain, and he has also used it himself.

John McCain Is A Hero. An authentic war hero.

But 43 years ago is a long, long time. The John McCain who said about Trump: “He’s fired up the crazies” is a changed man from 1973. McCain had previously called Trump “a wrecking ball for the future of the Republican Party,” and urged Republican voters to ignore Trump in favor of a GOP candidate who supports comprehensive immigration reform like his Senate colleague and friend Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
Flash to John McCain: No one want’s to vote for a man named Lindsey to be President.

Compare Donald Trump to John McCain. What kind of men are they? For the past 43 years John McCain has had the status of War Hero. Donald Trump is 11 years younger than John McCain. Trump has two honorary Doctorate Degrees. He’s worth $4,000 million dollars at minimum. That’s $4 billion. McCain may call himself a maverick but Trump is a multi-billionaire who can pay completely for his own campaign. That makes him something McCain can never be. Completely independent.

America has had many war hero’s who were President. America needs a successful leader. Trump is that and more. America has been governed by an assortment of people, mostly lawyers. Trump hires lawyers to work for him. The fact that he want’s to make America great again is a bonus for America.

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