Iowa newspaper wants Trump to drop out of race

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FILE - In this July 11, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at FreedomFest in Las Vegas. Trump criticized Sen. John McCain's military record at a conservative forum Saturday, saying the party's 2008 nominee and former prisoner of war was a "war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren't captured." McCain spent 20 years in the Navy, a quarter of it in a Vietnamese prisoner of war camp after his jet was shot down over Hanoi during a bombing mission Oct. 26, 1967. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

DES MOINES, Iowa (WISH) — The largest newspaper in Iowa wants Donald Trump to drop out of the presidential race after his recent comment about Arizona Senator John McCain.

On Saturday, at a GOP political event in Iowa, Trump said, “He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who aren’t captured.”

Trump is referring to the five years McCain spent as a prisoner during the Vietnam War.

The Des Moines Register published an editorial Monday night referring to Trump as a “feckless blowhard.”

The editorial said he is unfit to hold office and not fit to stand on the same stage as his Republican opponents.

Iowa holds the first presidential contest on Feb. 1, 2016.

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