Meghan McCain thanks Chris Evans for coming to her father's defense

Meghan McCain is officially Team Captain America.

Chris Evans, who plays the Avenger, came to the defense of her father this week, and she expressed her gratitude on Twitter.


A clip has surfaced of a 1999 interview in which Donald Trump says he isn’t sure if Sen. John McCain is a war hero, and it has made Evans really angry. “He was captured — does being captured make you a hero? I don’t know. I’m not sure, I don’t know,” Trump tells interviewer Dan Rather. The clip has been viewed 1.4 million times, and one of those viewers is Evans.

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The actor didn’t mince words in tweeting his response to the video, even referring to Trump’s avoidance of military service.


Evans’s tweet has received 90,000 likes and almost 3,000 comments from impressed fans — one being the daughter of the Arizona senator, who has brain cancer. The co-host of The View wrote:


Others replied to Evans’s tweet with memes.


Oh, and in response to Trump’s query, a 2008 survey of 526 World War II combat veterans found that leadership, loyalty, and risk taking are three “differentiating dimensions of combat-decorated heroism.” John McCain was captured while flying a mission over Hanoi in 1967, and when he was offered release after a year in captivity, he “refused to be repatriated ahead of American prisoners who had been in captivity longer than he.” Does that answer the question?

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