Presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Thursday continued his assault on the GOP establishment by publicly mocking Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on social media.
.@SenJohnMcCain should be defeated in the primaries. Graduated last in his class at Annapolis--dummy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2015
Trump lashed out against the 2008 Republican presidential nominee in retaliation for having his growing fan-base demeaned.
The thousands of people that showed up for me in Phoenix were amazing Americans. @SenJohnMcCain called them "crazies"--must apologize! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2015
While some Web-crawlers endorsed Trump’s scorched earth tactics, the overwhelming majority of those who came across the angry missive seemed genuinely shocked by Trump’s antagonistic tone.
Where Were You?
.@realDonaldTrump @SenJohnMcCain if Trump had served he would have taken out Viet Nam singlehandedly. Damn those deferments! — Hardon Collider (@hockeenight) July 17, 2015
Running on Empty
@RussOnPolitics @realDonaldTrump Trump has not gotten a FACT right since his campaign started. He makes everything up. — Patrick Kelleher (@u233tech) July 16, 2015
@realDonaldTrump First you talk down on Mexicans now and now disrespect a US war hero,You are truly a narcissistic,classless,ass clown.— West Michigans DJLA (@DJLA) July 17, 2015
Trump supporters, meanwhile, seemed more interested in having the business magnate redirect his hate at other targets.
@realDonaldTrump @SenJohnMcCain If this is really you, Donald, please concentrate on those running for President. Tweets like this lose fans — Frank (@frankrmcc) July 16, 2015
Lucky for them, Trump’s all over it.
.@GovernorPerry failed on the border. He should be forced to take an IQ test before being allowed to enter the GOP debate. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2015
At least one veteran pol would prefer the aspiring POTUS simply bite his tongue — forever.
.@realDonaldTrump Delete your account.— John Dingell (@JohnDingell) July 16, 2015
Only 16 more months to go …