Fact Check: The Washington Post on Donald Trump and John McCain

Fact Check: The Washington Post on Donald Trump and John McCain

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Fact Check: The Washington Post on Donald Trump and John McCain

[Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference]

Sharyl Attkisson

Donald Trump appears to have gotten under the skin of not only Democrats, but also fellow Republicans and the news media. Has that subjected Trump, a Republican presidential candidate, to unfair and/or inaccurate reporting?

An article in the Washington Post today is headlined, “Trump slams McCain for being ‘captured’ in Vietnam.”

The article’s lead sentence states, “Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump slammed Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a decorated Vietnam War veteran, on Saturday by saying McCain was not a war hero because he was captured by the North Vietnamese [emphasis added].”

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