Outrage machine Donald Trump has been spewing controversial opinions nonstop since he launched his presidential campaign in June. On Saturday he finally managed to irk even the Republican National Committee when he questioned whether Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is truly a war hero for his Navy service in Vietnam and subsequent capture.
"He's a war hero because he was captured," Trump said at a summit in Iowa. "I like people that weren't captured."
But that wasn't the first time Trump expressed the sentiment, BuzzFeed News found. Way back in 2000, Trump shared some now-familiar views on McCain with 60 Minutes' Dan Rather:
Rather: (Voiceover) The way Trump looks at it, he's at least better than everyone else in the race, beginning with John McCain.
Trump: I mean, he was captured.
Rather: (Voiceover) And he flew combat missions with distinction.
Trump: Does being captured make you a hero? I don't know. I'm not sure. [BuzzFeed News]