Oct 23, 2017 - Politics & Policy

McCain swipes at Trump for avoiding Vietnam due to "bone spurs"

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) seemed to confirm to CNN's Manu Raju Monday that his remark slamming wealthy Americans for avoiding the Vietnam War draft was a swipe at President Trump.

McCain's Sunday remarks: "One aspect of the [draft] conflict, by the way, that I will never ever countenance is that we drafted the lowest income level of America and the highest income level found a doctor that would say that they had a bone spur," McCain said during an interview that aired on C-SPAN on Sunday. "That is wrong. That is wrong. If we're going to ask every American to serve, every American should serve."

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