The “tough resister” of the Hanoi Hilton became an American hero, soon on the fast track to a seat in the Senate. (AP Photo/File)

Sen. John McCain (R – Ariz.) regardless of his perceived political faults, is an American hero. From 1967 until 1973, he was held and repeatedly tortured as a prisoner of war in the North Vietnamese prison dubbed, The Hanoi Hilton.

This fact has been unbelievably twisted in the minds of some idiots as proof that McCain wasn’t, in fact, a POW, but was living it up at the city’s Hilton hotel.

The reply tweet came in response to this short exchange between AlwaysTrumper Bill Mitchell and Sarah Quinlan.

Twitter is a place where dumb, uninformed thoughts are published as a matter of course, but this reply immediately got the setdown it deserved from anyone with two brain cells.

Because, duh:

Mockery is the only way to combat this kind of thing, clearly.

This shows just how aggressively stupid some can be.

And there’s only one thing to do with stuff like this:

And while the tweet alone is ridiculously stupid, it’s the likes and retweets that show just how many out there think the same:

In the words of President Trump, “Sad!”