Speaking to Fox Business host Lou Dobbs on Wednesday night, Collins also said Democrats were mourning for Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was assassinated last week in a U.S. drone strike, more than they mourn for Gold Star families. Those are the families of U.S. service members killed in the line of duty.
Collins is a staunch supporter of Trump, who has attacked Gold Star families and slammed decorated American veterans. Trump has also said he “fell in love” with brutal North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
The lawmaker’s comments were posted online by Media Matters:
Critics blasted Collins for the ugly accusation and offered up reminders of Trump’s own history on the issues: