Donald Trump McCain's No War Hero Heroes Don't Get Captured

7/18/2015 10:53 AM PDT

Donald Trump -- John McCain Is No War Hero ... Heroes Don't Get Captured (VIDEO)

Donald Trump has ignited a fresh political fire, by saying John McCain is NOT a war hero ... more like an ineffective soldier.

Trump was speaking at The Family Leadership Summit in Iowa Saturday, when he mocked McCain's hero status for being captured during the Vietnam war when his plane was shot down.

Trump squarely said McCain's not a hero, because heroes don't get captured. 

BTW ... Trump's #1 in the polls for all Republican candidates.