I have been content with watching the Republican presidential candidates form a circular firing squad. It’s their business. But Donald Trump’s vile declaration that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is “not a war hero,” and then adding, “He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured,” puts Trump in a category all by himself: morally repulsive.

McCain not only served this country honorably, but also paid a price at the hands of his North Vietnamese captors that brings tears to the eyes. That a decorated Vietnam War veteran would be sarcastically put down by a loudmouth celebrity presidential wannabe who never wore the uniform, but escaped military service with a series of draft deferments, is one of the most disgusting turns of events in national politics.

I voluntarily wore the uniform of a commissioned U.S. Army officer, and proudly. Not that it matters to Trump, but I would not go into the same room with him.

I wouldn’t trust myself.