Donald Trump is not someone to back down from a fight, even if he’s morally or factually wrong. The latest example is his relentless attacks against the Khans, a Gold Star family whose son died trying to save his military unit in Iraq. Khizr Khan made headlines when he delivered a speech at the Democratic National Convention that questioned Trump’s knowledge of the U.S. Constitution. In response, 30 families of fallen U.S. military personnel, several of whom are Latino, sent Trump a letter demanding that he apologize to Gold Star families nationwide.
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“Go look at the graves of brave patriots who died defending the United States of America,” Khan told the DNC crowd. “You have sacrificed nothing and no one.”
Naturally, Donald Trump responded by attacking this father of a fallen soldier.
“I think I’ve made a lot of sacrifices,” Trump said according to CNN. “I work very, very hard.”
As a result, American families who have lost loved ones signed a letter to Trump demanding that he apologize not just to the Khans, but to ALL Gold Star families.
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“He is supposed to be up there to unite with me as a grieving father,” Carlos Arredondo, who signed the letter with his wife, told NBC Latino. “To have someone like that in charge, I don’t want someone to die in war because of his comments.”
“When you say your job building buildings is akin to our sacrifice, you are attacking our sacrifice,” the letter continues.
“We are all Gold Star Families, who have lost those we love the most in war,” the families wrote in the letter. “Ours is a sacrifice you will never know. Ours is a sacrifice we would never want you to know.”
“We feel we must speak out and demand you apologize to the Khans, to all Gold Star families, and to all Americans for your offensive, and frankly anti-American, comments,” the letter ends.
“We are a community. We’ve been together a long time, so we are very concerned with these comments that they’ve made,” Arredondo told NBC Latino. “I don’t want this to get out of hand with dividing people. That’s the way politics happens.”
Read the full letter here.