Despite his claims to respect veterans more than anyone, President Donald Trump has frequently made offensive statements about members of the armed forces and their families.
"This office has not dignified him ― he has in fact undignified the office.”
"What is wrong with you?"
He refused to apologize to Khizr and Ghazala Khan, saying their son would still be alive if he had been president.
“Our son served this country with honor and distinction, and gave the ultimate sacrifice," the Gold Star father said.
It is difficult for voters to keep track of the many legal and personal scandals surrounding Donald Trump, but it is easier to remember the many people whom he has insulted. Both pose liabilities for Trump's campaign for president, but perhaps ironically, it is the insults that are likely to do more damage than the scandals.
Sunday is Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day.
She blames the "media's endless attack on Trump" for the controversy.
The modern Olympics have become a global platform through which countries project their image to the rest of the world. They have become a prism that refracts geopolitical and geocultural realities and aspirations. (continued)
Donald Trump was right about one thing: his red-meat-eating base would still likely support him even if he shot someone in the middle of Manhattan's Fifth Avenue.
What Trump did, as the possessor of five deferments, was to denigrate an American immigrant family, the head of whom had spoken out against Trump at the Democratic National Convention in July.
This week, three events -- the continuing political brawl over Donald Trump's indecent assault on the grieving parents of an American war hero, who was a Muslim; the death of one of the world's leading scientists, who was a Muslim; and a new intervention by Pope Francis in defense of the Muslim community -- all challenge the narrative that reduces Muslim identity to acts of terror. (continued)
He paid tribute to another fallen Muslim soldier, Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan.