Donald Trump no BS
Donald Trump: He was 21 years old with a full head of hair. He avoided the Vietnam War draft on his way to earning an Ivy League degree. He was fond of fancy dinners, beautiful women and outrageous clubs. Most important, he had a job in his father’s real estate company and a brain bursting with money-making ideas that would make him a billionaire.
John McCain: More than 8,000 miles away, sat in a tiny, squalid North Vietnamese prison cell. The Navy pilot’s body was broken from a plane crash, starvation, botched operations and months of torture.
The stark contrast in their fortunes was thrown into sharp relief Saturday when Trump belittled McCain during a campaign speech in Iowa.
“He’s not a war hero,” Trump said of McCain.
“He’s a war hero because he was captured,” Trump said sarcastically. “I like people that weren’t captured.”
Now Donald Trump is taking heavy heat on what he said, but he’s unapologetic…..lets look at the big picture on what was said…..lets breakdown this verbal word life design.
First of all lets break down the word used.
a person, typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.“a war hero”
If we realistically think about a war hero, we think of someone like John Basilone, (November 4, 1916 – February 19, 1945) was a United States Marine Gunnery Sergeant who received the nation’s highest military award for valour; the Medal of Honour, for heroism during the Battle of Guadalcanal in World War II. He was the only Marine enlisted man to receive both the Medal of Honour and the Navy Cross in World War II.
So when we compare what John McCain did the contrast of the word “hero” is taken lightly. Now don’t get confused, he was a brave solider to endure all the pain he did from the plane crash, starvation, and months of torture. But so was my grandfather who fought in World War 2, but he doesn’t have a medals and is classified as a “hero of war”. Lets be realistic….he’s a hero in my mind. But John McCain isn’t a war hero….he’s a war survivor.
Lets now think of the word “hero”, as first place and a winner. If you were captured, would you still be first place? Definitely not….sadly we live in a world where people have trouble loosing, conceiving defeat and hearing the truth of failure. Children are now all given awards of participation and no one really knows who a true winner is. The Lego movie of 2014 says “Everything is awesome” but the sad reality….no, everything definitely is not awesome. It’s time to say things for what they are, without the sugar coated toppings.
Donald Trump is a man who strives for “HIS” perfection and doesn’t settle for anything less, so if he could form a team of members who are winners….John wouldn’t be part of it; to Trump someone being captured and in a sense failing isn’t a winner. I am not for Donald Trump, but I see what he means here….
Lastly, I just wanted to say I admire and respect all those men and women who were enlisted in war, fought in war, gave their lives for their country and possibly died what they believed in.
I think everyone needs to lighten up, not everyone is a hero, and not everyone is a winner.