Trump: I don't regret prisoners of war comments
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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpFeinstein, Iranian foreign minister had dinner amid tensions: report The Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign MORE on Wednesday said he doesn’t regret the controversial comments he made about prisoners of war last summer, suggesting it led to a rise in his poll numbers.

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“I don’t, you know — I like not to regret anything,” Trump said on the "Imus in the Morning" radio show.

“You do things and you say things. And what I said, frankly, is what I said. And some people like what I said if you want to know the truth. There are many people that like what I said. You know, after I said that, my poll numbers went up 7 points."

Trump sparked criticism last summer when he mocked Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMeghan McCain says Ben Carson should be developing brain cancer treatment, not working at HUD Graham urges Trump not to abandon infrastructure talks with Democrats Pelosi receives John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award MORE’s (R-Ariz.) military service, saying, “I like people who weren’t captured.”

In the interview, which was first reported by BuzzFeed, Trump called McCain a hero and said he has already apologized for his comments, but McCain seems to disagree, and on Sunday called on the businessman to apologize to veterans.

“There’s a body of American heroes who would like to see him retract that statement,” McCain said on CNN’s “State of the Union” over the weekend.