Military Mom Booed at Mike Pence Rally
Mike Pence came to the defense of Donald Trump on Monday when he suggested that Trump was committed to American troops.
“That’s what freedom looks like, and that’s what freedom sounds like,” Pence said of the Khans’ decision to speak. “As I said last night, as Donald Trump said, Capt. Khan is an American hero and we honor him and honor his family.
“Donald Trump supports our soldiers,” he continued. “Having spent time with our nominee, I’ve never been around someone more devoted to veterans in this country.”
The Hill reports:
It’s the latest in the ongoing feud touched off after Khizr Khan delivered a speech at the Democratic National Convention last week denouncing Trump’s call for a temporary ban on Muslim immigration to the U.S.
Standing on stage beside his wife, Khan waved a pocket U.S. Constitution and asked Trump whether he’d ever read the founding document. He also said Trump has “sacrificed nothing and no one for this country.”
The business magnate responded in a Sunday interview with ABC News that he has “made a lot of sacrifices” to build his business empire.
That line came up again Monday night at a rally for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, when billionaire investor Warren Buffett condemned Trump, saying the two businessmen had “sacrificed nothing” in comparison.
“Have you no decency, sir?” Buffett asked in remarks directed at Trump.
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