Has Trump no shame? Following his attack on the character and integrity of two of his countries military Generals, one the standard bearer of his 'own' Party in the 2008 Presidential election, Trump has doubled down with an attack on the family of Muslim-American Captain Humayun Khan, KIA in Afghanistan, who had called our Trump for questioning the patriotism of Muslim Americans at the Democratic National Convention last week. Khan senior asked whether Trump had ever read the first Amendment to the Constitution which guarantees freedom of religion.
Trumps gratuitous attack on Khan's family comes against the backdrop of controversy regarding his own record of (non) military service. It has been widely condemned from across the political spectrum.
Perhaps the most telling was this statement from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) ... the countries oldest and largest veterans organisation. They said "Election year or not, VFW will not tolerate anyone berating a Gold Star (#1) family member for exercising his or her right of speech or expression. There are certain sacrosanct subjects that no amount of wordsmithing can repair once crossed".
The bad news for Trump is that the latest RCP poll average has Clinton 3.9% ahead. The bad news for America is just that.
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