Jewish Veterans Group Condemns Trump for Attack on Khan Family
A Jewish veteran group on Tuesday strongly deplored Donald Trump’s “attitude” and “objectionable remarks” against the family of a Gold Star fallen soldier this week.
In statement released on Tuesday, the Jewish War Veterans of the USA (JWV) said the Republican presidential nominee “has crossed the line. More than one line” in criticizing Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of an Army captain killed in Iraq, for challenging him on his immigration policy during an emotional speech at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday. “There is no place for criticism, stated or implied, of this brave soldier. He served our country. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery along with those of many ethnic backgrounds and religious denominations. They served our country. Mr. Trump did not.”
The group said Trump owes Mrs. Khan and all Gold Star families “a huge apology.”
The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America was founded in 1896.
Trump didn’t let go of the issue even after leaders in his own party and close advisors urged him to pull back his comments and move on. In an interview with a local Virginia television station on Tuesday, Trump said he had no regrets about his clash with the Khans.