Gold Star Families Attack Trump Over Comments About Ghazala Khan

The families of 11 service members who died fighting for the U.S. demanded an apology from Donald Trump on Monday, accusing him of “cheapening the sacrifice made by those we lost.”

 

They said the Republican presidential nominee’s suggestion that the Muslim mother of a U.S. soldier who died in Iraq had not “been allowed” to speak at the Democratic National Convention was akin to “attacking us.”

 

A letter signed by the Gold Star families — the term for those who have lost loved ones during military service — also called Trump’s comments “repugnant, and personally offensive.”

 

“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,” the letter added. “When you say your job building buildings is akin to our sacrifice, you are attacking our sacrifice.”

 

 

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