Bill Mitchell Claims John McCain Was “Songbird” In Vietnam Who Sold Out Friends

Outspoken Trump supporter Bill Mitchell is facing backlash for his Friday tweet in which he accused Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. of being 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.

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

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  1. Well I guess they can hate both of us Mr. Mitchell. Because i do believe what you’re saying is the truth. I have read posts from those that served with him. And they don’t have the same insight on him as you all do. Some said he was dangerous, cocky, and he wasn’t a good pilot. His dad witch was a Admerial at the time was all ways bailing him out of trouble. And what happened to him in Vietnam……Ail you got is his word.