In an interview on Sunday, Senator John McCain said Donald Trump “could be a capable leader.” McCain also reaffirmed his stance that he would be supportive of the Republican Party’s nominee.
While most of the Republican Party appears to still be in denial about Trump, McCain acknowledges the reality of the situation and the voice of the people.
“You have to listen to the people that have chosen the nominee of our Republican Party,” he said. McCain says to ignore the wishes of these people would be “foolish.”
While the former GOP nominee says he will be supportive of the Republican nominee, he admits to having some reservations about Trump – especially his habit of insulting his political opponents.
The senator said a lot of things need to happen in order for him to appear at Trump’s campaign events, including an apology for his insults to prisoners of war. Trump belittled McCain, who was a prisoner during the Vietnam War, earlier in his campaign, stating, “I like people who weren’t captured.”
McCain says he does not want Trump to apologize to him in particular, but to all veterans who were prisoners of war.
The Arizona senator also recommended Senator Joni Ernst as Trump’s running mate, calling the Iowa Republican “really remarkable.”