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News Monday, Aug 1 2016

How Does Ayotte Still Support Trump After He Denigrated Gold Star Family?

Aug 01, 2016

Despite all odds, Senator Kelly Ayotte is still supporting Donald Trump after he lashed out at Gold Star parents for honoring their son who was killed in Iraq by a suicide bomber.

Trump this Sunday displayed his indignant and reactive temperament by questioning Khizr and Ghazala Khan, who spoke at the DNC convention on behalf of their son killed in 2004. The Khans made an impassioned case against Trump for hoping to ban people from the U.S. on the basis of their religion, as well opposing Trump for vilifying people like their son from serving in the U.S. military based on their religion.

Senator Ayotte alleges she’s “appalled that Donald Trump would disparage” a Gold Star family. But Ayotte’s still committed to getting Trump in the White House, so what does that tell you about her character?

“What will it take for Senator Ayotte to categorically cut ties with Trump and his dangerous breed of nationalism?” asked Jessica Mackler, president of American Bridge. “Trump’s disregard for our soldiers’ sacrifices is even more evidence that he is fundamentally unfit to be Commander-in-Chief.”

Published: Aug 1, 2016

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