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Scott Walker denounces Donald Trump for "attacking an American hero"

Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 00:30

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker denounces Donald Trump for his disparaging remarks about military veteran John McCain. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Republican presidential contender Donald Trump disparaged U.S. Senator John McCain's war record on Saturday, saying the former prisoner in North Vietnam was only considered a war hero because he was captured. The confrontational real estate mogul, who has been feuding with the Republican senator from Arizona for days, also criticized McCain's work in the Senate and called him "a loser" for his defeat in the 2008 White House race. His comments drew swift denunciations from many rival Republican presidential contenders and became the latest in a series of controversies to engulf the publicity-loving billionaire since he jumped into the race with harsh rhetoric about Mexican immigrants. Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker, on the sidelines of his campaign in Iowa, told reporters "He needs to apologize to Senator (John) McCain and all the other men and women who have worn the uniform, that is just a disgrace." The comments also were certain to remind party leaders, already nervous about Trump's recent rise to the top of opinion polls, about his unpredictability ahead of the first Republican debate in early August.

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Scott Walker denounces Donald Trump for "attacking an American hero"

Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 00:30