Monday, August 01, 2016

Donald Trump - Apologize!!

The Kahn Family at the Democratic National Convention

Donald Trump, for once in your life do the right thing. Apologize to the Kahns.

An apology through your campaign is not satisfactory. 

Apologize to the Kahn family for implying a grieving mother wasn't allowed to speak because she is a Muslim.  

Below is a letter from the Gold Star Members family demanding an apology from Donald Trump:

VoteVets releases Gold Star Family Members letter to Trump, demand apology for all Gold Star Families

“Ours is a sacrifice you will never know. Ours is a sacrifice we would never want you to know.”
WASHINGTON, DC – Family members of twenty-three fallen service-members are writing to Donald J. Trump today, expressing their dismay at his treatment of the family of CPT. Humayun Khan, and demanding an apology.  The letter was organized by Karen Meredith, a Gold Star mother who serves as Military Families Coordinator for
The letter is below: 
August 1, 2016
Donald J Trump
725 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Mr. Trump, 
We are all Gold Star Families, who have lost those we love the most in war. Ours is a sacrifice you will never know. Ours is a sacrifice we would never want you to know.
Your recent comments regarding the Khan family were repugnant, and personally offensive to us. 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.
You are not just attacking us, you are cheapening the sacrifice made by those we lost.
You are minimizing the risk our service members make for all of us. 
This goes beyond politics. It is about a sense of decency. That kind decency you mock as "political correctness." 
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.  
We hope you will hear us. 
Diane and Neil Santoriello, Mother and Father of 1LT Neil Santoriello, KIA, Iraq 
Summer Lipford-Mickelson, Mother, Frederick Sirko, Father, Kirby Mickelson, Stepfather, Laura Sirko Samimy and Bridget Sirko Gentle, Sisters of PFC Steven Sirko, KIA, Iraq.   
Sue and Randy Loudon, Mother and Father of 2ndLt. Christopher Loudon, KIA, Iraq 
Melanie House, Widow of HM3 John Daniel House, KIA, Iraq 
Derek and Lorene Davey, Mother and Father of Cpl. Seamus M. Davey, KIA, Iraq 
Celeste Zappala, Mother of SGT. Sherwood Baker, KIA, Iraq 
Sue Niederer, Mother of 2LT Seth Dvorin, KIA, Iraq 
Fulvio and Gilda Carbonaro, Father and Mother of Sgt. Alessandro Carbonaro, KIA, Iraq 
Karen Meredith, Mother of 1LT Ken Ballard, KIA, Iraq 
Sergio Torres, Father, Lupe Torres, Mother and Beatriz Saldivar, Aunt of SGT Daniel Torres, KIA, Iraq 
MG (Ret.) Paul D. Eaton, and Frank Eaton, sons of Col. Norman Eaton, KIA, Vietnam
Stephanie Fisher, mother of SSG Thomas Fogarty, KIA  Afghanistan
Norma and Oscar Aviles, parents of Lcpl. Andrew J. AvilesKIA Iraq 
Cheryl Lankford, widow of CSM Jonathan"Miles"Lankford Sr.KIAIraq
Carlos and Melida Arredondo Father & Step-Mother to Lcpl. Alexander Arredondo, KIA, Iraq 
Florence Sandra Penn , sister of 1 LT Charles Penn Jr , KIA Korea 
Nadia McCaffrey, mother of SGT Patrick McCaffrey, KIA Iraq
Xiomara Mena, Mother of CPL Andy D Anderson KIA, Iraq

Annette Pritchard, Aunt of PFC William Ramirez, KIA Iraq

Paula Davis, Mother of PFC Justin R. Davis , KIA Afghanistan

Nooshin Razani, Sister of SPC Omead Razani, KIA Iraq
Christina Ayube, Mother of Sgt James Anthony Ayube II, KIA Afghanistan

Keavin Duffy, Brother of SGT Shane Duffy KIA Iraq


Cheryl said...

I really believe Trump is deliberately says these things so Clinton wins. No one can be this stupid and say the things he does. Trump wanted to run for fun and now there is no fun so he is willing to look like an Ass to lose. God help this country. Cheryl said...

Thank you for that!

Anonymous said...

Mr. Khan used the death of his son to bash Donald Trump at the DNC. Kahn was a plant of Hillary Clinton. If anyone needs an apology it's the American people for this khan job.

Get a life!

Ron said...

I too believe that Trump doesn't want to win the presidency. His whole focus has always been on winning but he hasn't figured out how to "win" and not be president. I think what he wants to do is lose by a small fraction and then claim "the system is rigged!" so he can start his own TV Network called Trump Network, which will replace Fox News now that that Roger Ailes has gone from the scene.

Ron said...

You're welcome christina.

Anonymous said...

Don't know how Mr. Kahn bashed Trump. Based on what I saw and heard, he told the guy to learn the Constitution, which Trump clearly doesn't know, understand or care about. He's proven this multiple times by making statements about what he will do about immigrants as a whole, muslims and other actions he will take which are 1) currently against the law; and 2) not within presidential power.

You say get a life, I say learn a book!

Practical Parsimony said...

I, too, have wondered if he would rather be able to whine about the election being rigged than actually winning. Whether anyone agrees with Khan or not, Khan is an impressive speaker.

Anonymous said...

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