Khizr Khan lost a son, Captain Humayun Khan, in battle. Captain Khan was fighting radical Islamic terrorists in Iraq in 2004.
In a heroic act, Captain Khan told his troops to back away as he stepped toward a suspicious car. The car exploded and the 27-year-old was killed, but he saved the lives of those approaching the vehicle.
But that didn’t stop Donald Trump from quadrupling down in his unnecessary attacks on the Gold Star father and mother of the fallen hero.
In a new interview Monday in Columbus Ohio with the local ABC affiliate, Trump actually argued that the only reason Captain Khan’s father “viciously attacked” him was because he must want to allow more Islamic terrorists into the country.
Trump told the interviewer:
“It’s a very big subject for me. And border security’s very big. And when you have radical Islamic terrorists probably all over the place, we’re allowing them to come in by the thousands and thousands. And I think that’s what bothered Mr. Khan more than anything else.”
“And, you know, I’m not going to change my views on that. We have radical Islamic terrorists coming in that have to be stopped. We’re taking them in by the thousands.”
Seriously, Trump thinks that this man, whose son was killed fighting terrorists, wants more terrorists to come to America?
What a horrible thing to say.
Trump’s comments bring back memories of his racist remarks made about the Indiana-born “Mexican” judge, federal judge Gonzalo Curiel in the multi-million dollar class action lawsuit against Trump University.
On June 2, Trump told the Wall Street Journal that Judge Curiel has “an absolute conflict” in presiding over the Trump University lawsuit because “He’s a Mexican” and because Trump is “building a wall,” somehow he could not be judged fairly by him.