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Watch: Bill Mitchell Claims McCain Was ‘Songbird’ In Vietnam Who Sold Out Friends

Outspoken Trump supporter Bill Mitchell is facing harsh criticism after tweeting Friday he believed Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was a “songbird in Vietnam and sold out his friends.”

McCain spent five years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam after his bomber was shot down by a surface-to-air missile on Oct. 26, 1967. Despite enduring torture at the hands of the North Vietnamese, McCain insists he did not give any military information to his captors.

“I refused to give them anything except my name, rank, serial number and date of birth. They beat me around a little bit. I was in such bad shape that when they hit me it would knock me unconscious. They kept saying, ‘You will not receive any medical treatment until you talk,’” McCain wrote in a 2008 first-person account for U.S. News.

In June 1968, McCain refused to accept an early release from captivity, knowing that Navy Lt. Everett Alvarez, who was shot down in 1964, should have been the first POW released.

“I just knew it wasn’t the right thing to do,” McCain said, according to a 2007 profile in The Arizona Republic. “I knew that they wouldn’t have offered it to me if I hadn’t been the son of an admiral.”

Many thought the radio host crossed the line in suggesting McCain sold out his friends during his years as a POW.

“People can disagree politically but Mitchell’s slam on McCain was seen by many as beyond the pale,” according to Twitchy.

Twitter users also chimed in.

As of Monday morning, Mitchell’s tweet is still up. He has yet to issue an apology.

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source: WJ

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