Donald Trump said something very stupid. In other words, it was Saturday.
For on this day The Donald, he who of the poached fox hair and aggressively New Yawk accent that, in the words of Seth Meyers, resembles “a know-it-all down at the OTB,” questioned the military record of Senator John McCain (R-AZ). McCain, by the way, was born to a naval officer father on a military base and in 1967, the then-naval lieutenant commander was severely injured trying to rescue a fellow officer during the USS Forrestal fire. While flying his 23rd bombing mission during the Vietnam War, he was shot down over Hanoi, resulting in two broken arms and a broken leg, and was imprisoned in the Hanoi Hilton. He was a prisoner of war for 5½ years, and during this time, was not only subjected to brutal torture, but refused to be released unless all his fellow soldiers were as well. Due to his time as a POW, his hair turned white and he no longer possesses the ability to raise his arms above his head.
So on Saturday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who was born to a multimillionaire father and was a dedicated Vietnam draft dodger, receiving “four student deferments and a medical deferment,” according to records obtained by The Smoking Gun, decided to commit political seppuku by questioning McCain’s bravery during the Vietnam War, saying “he is not a war hero” and is only considered a war hero “because he was captured.”
Enter Judd Apatow. The acclaimed comedy filmmaker behind The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and this weekend’s stellar new film Trainwreck has emerged as something of a social justice crusader on Twitter, serving as one of the most outspoken celebrity voices when it came to the litany of rape allegations against Bill Cosby. Now that Cosby’s done and dusted, it seems he’s aiming his social media ire at Trump.
On Saturday night, Apatow retweeted a bunch of people criticizing Trump in the wake of the insane McCain comments, ones that called him a “self-centered ass” who “wouldn’t survive a small fraction of what [McCain] endured for his country,” and pointed out his several draft deferments and general assholity. Have a gander:
Well played, Judd. Oh, and go see Trainwreck if you need to wash the taste of Donald out of your mouth. It’s hilarious.