Frank Luntz Explains Why Donald Trump Got A Standing Ovation For McCain POW Comments


John Dickerson and Frank Luntz attempt to square the fact that Donald Trump got a standing ovation for a speech in Iowa, in which he said John McCain was only a war hero, "Because he was captured."

FRANK LUNTZ: First off, all ten presidential candidates got standing ovations. Second, only about sixty percent of that room stood for him. The standing ovations for Ted Cruz, Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, the standing ovations for Huckabee, Jindal, were far more enthusiastic than the one for Trump.

So yes, he is being accurate [that he got a standing O], but that is not actually what happened.

Second, he does speak straight. He says it the way it is, and the American people are desperate. They want someone who is honest and accountable, the #2 attribute the America people are looking for is someone who says what they mean and means what they say, and Trump does do that.

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