Jeb: Trump ‘So Incredibly Disrespectful’ of Khan Family
Jeb Bush blasted Donald Trump on Sunday after he insulted the parents of a fallen Muslim-American soldier.
This is so incredibly disrespectful of a family that endured the ultimate sacrifice for our country. https://t.co/TQcMuwXTKV
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) July 31, 2016
The Hill reports:
Trump sparked controversy late last week when he lashed out at Khizr Khan over his speech at the Democratic National Convention, which was critical of Trump.
The billionaire doubted whether Khan prepared his remarks and questioned his wife’s silence on stage — which was the subject of the New York Times article Bush tweeted out with his comment.
Trump in a statement late Saturday called Humayun Khan a “hero” but continued to criticize Khizr Khan, drawing a flood of criticism on Sunday.
Many on social media pointed out the difference between Trump’s reaction to the Khans and President George W. Bush’s 2005 comments after facing harsh criticism from activist and Gold Star mother Cindy Sheehan.
Sheehan’s son Casey died in Iraq in 2004 and she camped on the edge of Bush’s ranch in Texas the next year, asking for a meeting with the president. At the time, Bush said, “I sympathize with Mrs. Sheehan. … She has every right in the world to say what she believes. This is America. She has a right to her position.”
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