Trump co-chair: Khan doesn’t deserve “Gold Star’ status
Continuing a losing argument, Trump co-chair Carl Paladino says Khizr Khan doesn’t deserve the title of Gold Star parent.
Carl Paladino, the co-chair for Donald Trump’s campaign in New York, defended the Republican nominee’s attacks on Khizr Khan, whose son died in Iraq in 2004, saying Khan doesn’t deserve the title of a Gold Star parent because he’s shown himself to be “anti-American” and may be a supporter of “the ISIS-type of attitude against America.”
“We’ve got an un-indicted felon as his opponent and you’re talking about Khan, about him making a remark about this man,” Paladino, a former New York gubernatorial candidate, told interviewer Connell McShane on Imus in the Morning. “All right, I don’t care if he’s a Gold Star parent. He certainly doesn’t deserve that title, OK, if he’s as anti-American as he’s illustrated in his speeches and in his discussion. I mean, if he’s a member of the Muslim Brotherhood or supporting, you know, the ISIS-type of attitude against America, there’s no reason for Donald Trump to have to honor this man.”