Clearly, when Donald Trump decided to pick a fight with the parents of a Muslim Army Captain–Humayun Khan–he stepped into a giant hornet’s nest that is continuing to provide negative consequences for the GOP nominee.
The latest to weigh in on the matter is the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). The VFW said in a statement:
“Election year or not, the VFW will not tolerate anyone berating a Gold Star family member for exercising his or her right of speech or expression. There are certain sacrosanct subjects that no amount of wordsmithing can repair once crossed. Giving one’s life to nation is the greatest sacrifice, followed closely by Gold Star families, who have a right to make their voices heard.”
Also today, eleven other Gold Star families who lost loved ones in combat wrote a letter to Trump in which they told him:
“When you question a mother’s pain, by implying that her religion, not her grief, kept her from addressing an arena of people, you are attacking us. When you say your job building buildings is akin to our sacrifice, you are attacking our sacrifice.”
The time has come to be brutally honest on the matter of Donald Trump and American veterans: Trump has never sacrificed a damn thing in his life. He is a self-serving egomaniac who is only interested in enriching himself at the expense of others. He is a hemorrhoid on the American body politic and a narcissist par excellence.
Donald Trump needs to either apologize to the Khan family or admit that he doesn’t give two hoots in hell about anyone but himself.
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