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McCain: Trump needs to apologize to POWs

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John McCain, the GOP’s 2008 presidential nominee, said Sunday that Donald Trump could be a capable president, but that the billionaire needs to “heal many of the wounds” he opened during his tumultuous campaign. 

{mosads}”I think it’s obvious there has to be outreach on his part to heal many of the wounds,” the Arizona senator said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “Frankly, I have never seen … a campaign like this one, where people’s integrity and character are questioned.

“That bothers me a lot. It bothers me a lot because you can violently disagree with someone on an issue, but to attack their character and integrity, those wounds take a long time to heal.” 

One group that needs an apology, McCain said, are prisoners of war. 

Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, sparked criticism when he mocked McCain’s military service last summer, saying, “I like people who weren’t captured.” 

“There’s a body of American heroes who would like to see him retract that statement,” McCain said. 

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