‘Ours Is A Sacrifice You Will Never Know’: Gold Star Family Members Demand Apology from Trump

{By BRIAN MCBRIDE/YAHOO NEWS}

Trump Under Fire for Comparing His Sacrifices to Those of Parents of a Slain Muslim Army Captain
Trump Under Fire for Comparing His Sacrifices to Those of Parents of a Slain Muslim Army Captain

Eleven Gold Star Families penned a letter to Donald Trump demanding an apology for “repugnant” and “personally offensive” remarks he made toward the parents of Capt. Humayun Khan, a Muslim-American soldier who was killed in Iraq during combat in 2004. The letter was published by the progressive political action committee VoteVets.org.

The letter, released Sunday night, comes after Trump’s response to Khizr and Ghazala Khan, who made headlines at the Democratic National Convention last week. Khizr Khan gave a speech in which he called Trump’s proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the U.S. “unconstitutional,” while making the dramatic gesture of pulling a copy of the Constitution from his pocket and asking Trump directly: “[H]ave you even read the United States Constitution?” Khan went on to say that Trump had “sacrificed nothing and no one,” in a scathing rebuke of the Republican candidate.

On Sunday Trump told ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos that he made a lot of sacrifices for the country, including employing thousands of people. Trump also insinuated that Khan’s wife Ghazala, who stood beside him as he spoke, was silent during the speech because of her religion.

Culled from Yahoo News

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.