Oct. 18: sen. McCain speaks to reporters as he arrives for a vote on Capitol Hill.
Sen. John McCain appeared to take a swipe at President Trump in an interview broadcast on Sunday, as he called the “highest profit”, the Americans at the time, to tell a doctor that they had a “bone spur”, so that they could avoid the Vietnam draft.
McCain was interviewed on C-CPAN3, American TV and talked about the war. The interview covered a wide range of topics, but he mentioned the draft.
“We designed the lowest income of America, and the highest income found a doctor who would said to say, they had a bone spur,” McCain: “This is wrong. This is wrong. If we are going to ask to serve every American, every American should serve.”
The New York Times reported last year that Trump received a total of five military deferments during the war. Four were for the education and—in 1968—was the bone spurs in the heels. During this time, in the USA, about 300,000 people in the military.
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“I had a doctor who gave me a letter, a very strong letter to the heels,” Trump the paper said.
Trump and McCain, a strained relationship have maintained, since Trump appeared on the political scene. Trump has been widely criticized for his comment in June 2015, when he said McCain was a war hero.
“He was a war hero, because he was caught,” Trump said during the campaign. “I like people not to be caught.”
McCain, 81, languished for more than five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam after his plane was shot down in 1967 during the fight. McCain was released in March 1973.
McCain revealed in a “60 Minutes” interview a few weeks ago that Trump never apologized to him for the comment.
Edmund DeMarche is a news editor for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @EDeMarche.