You're right. John McCain isn't a war hero. What he has done for the veterans has been shameful. — Melania Trump
You're right. John McCain isn't a war hero. What he has done for the veterans has been shameful. — Melania Trump
Melania Trump agreed with her husband that 'John McCain isn't a war hero,' a former aide says
  • Donald Trump's 2016 campaign looked finished when he said McCain wasn't a "war hero."
  • Pundits and conservative talk show hosts said he had to apologize or he was out.
  • But his wife agreed with Trump, his former campaign manager Cory Lewandowski told Insider.
Former first lady Melania Trump shared her husband's low opinion of the late Republican Sen. John McCain's military record.

She agreed with then-candidate Donald Trump when he said during a 2016 GOP primary event in Iowa that the Arizona senator was "not a war hero," according to Trump's former campaign manager Cory Lewandowski.

Lewandowski, who spoke to Insider as part of an oral history project on Trump's takeover of the GOP, said he and Trump met up with Melania Trump in New Jersey as political pundits and conservative talk-show hosts were saying Trump had to apologize. He thought the comment would end Trump's campaign.

"As we walked in the door, Mrs. Trump was waiting for us," Lewandowski said. "She said: 'You're right. John McCain isn't a war hero. What he has done for the veterans has been shameful.'"
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