NY Post reports Donald Trump drew cheers from thousands of bikers and war vets at the Lincoln Memorial Sunday at the annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally, trying to mend the fences nearly a year after he angered vets for saying Sen. John McCain isn’t a war hero because he was “captured.”
Despite pressure to apologize, Trump made no mention of McCain, but won points for pledging to beef up the military, “knock the hell” out of ISIS and end waiting times for veterans’ healthcare.
“In many cases illegal immigrants are taken much better care [of] by this country than our veterans and that’s not going to happen,” Trump said at the annual event to honor prisoners of wars and soldiers missing in action.
“Thousands of people are dying … our vets, our most cherished people,” Trump told a largely friendly crowd, while a few held signs dissing The Donald for missing military service. “Thousands of people are dying waiting in line to see a doctor that is not going to happen anymore.”