Over a dozen families of fallen members of U.S. armed services have put out a group statement in solidarity with Humayun Khan‘s family amidst their feud with Donald Trump.
It has been four days since the captain’s father Khizr Khan delivered a blistering anti-Trump speech at the Democratic National Convention, and the two sides have been fighting it out ever since. In a joint letter that appeared on VoteVets.org, twenty-eight additional gold star families said that Trump is “cheapening the sacrifice made by those we lost,” by attacking the Khans the way he has.
“Your recent comments regarding the Khan family were repugnant and personally offensive to us,” the letter reads. “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. When you say your job building buildings is akin to our sacrifice, you are attacking our sacrifice.”
Trump says that his role as a job creator in his business empire is proof he knows how to sacrifice, though his stance has already been subject to mockery and scrutiny. The letter goes on to blast Trump for using his non-adherence to political correctness as an excuse for a lack of “decency.”
“This goes beyond politics. It is about a sense of decency,” the letter says. “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 Veterans of Foreign Wars also released a statement today that contained similar criticisms of Trump’s attacks.
Whoa. VFW issues statement condemning Trump a week after Trump addresses the group. pic.twitter.com/qu0aNgQgsP
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