CNN Evening News for Monday, Jul 20, 2015
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(Washington: Brianna Keilar) The standings for Donald Trump over the Republican field in a ABC News/"Washington Post" poll taken after his comments on Senator John McCain examined; details given about McCain's time as a POW. [TRUMP - calls McCain a loser & not a war hero: he was captured.] [On "Today," TRUMP - says McCain has done a terrible job for vets.] [McCAIN - says Trump should apologize to those who served.] [Republicans Jeb BUSH, Senators Marco RUBIO, Lindsey GRAHAM, Ted Cruz - offer views on Trump.] The issue of veterans issues on the campaign trail discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The context of Trump's remarks on McCain presented. [TRUMP - assesses whether McCain is a war hero, how McCain called Trump supporters crazies, how Trump lost in 2012, that he is a war hero because he was captured.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with "New York Times" columnist Charles Blow, reporter Sharyl Attkisson & former Reagan White House political director Jeffrey Lord about Trump, McCain & the poll. [LORD - comments on the critique of McCain in 2012, on the V.A. hospital problems.] [BLOW - says Trump's candidacy is a joke--not a serious candidate.] [By phone, ATTKISSON - assesses Trump's comments on McCain & the media coverage.]
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