Gold Star father Khizr Khan slams Don Jr. for ‘shameful’ and 'disgusting' comparison of business loss to late son’s life
Khan famously denounced Donald Trump from the stage of the 2016 Democratic National Convention
Gold Star father Khizr Khan slammed President Donald Trump's eldest son Donald Trump Jr. on Sunday for his "shameful" comparison of his business "sacrifices" to the loss suffered by parents of dead war heroes.
"It’s disgusting. It’s shameful," Khan said who lost his 27-year-old son in the 2004 Iraq war. "But we don’t expect any better from Donald Trump or Donald Trump Jr.” Khan famously denounced Donald Trump from the stage of the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
"It’s all about business with Donald Trump and his family. They have no idea what service and sacrifice is," Khan while talking to MSNBC's Kendis Gibson said. He was referring to a passage in Trump Jr's new book titled 'Triggered' that states how emotional he was before his father’s inauguration during a visit to Arlington National Cemetery, where many of the nation’s war dead are buried. Khan's son, U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, is buried at Arlington.
The president's eldest son, in his passage, wrote that he was reminded of the "sacrifices" he and his family would have to make shutting down Trump Organization businesses and international operations as his father moved into the White House after winning the 2016 elections.
“I ... thought ... about all the sacrifices we’d have to make to help my father succeed — voluntarily giving up a huge chunk of our business and all international deals to avoid the appearance that we were profiting off the office," Trump Jr wrote. Despite the passage, Trump Organization's international operations have continued to expand and family businesses are profiting from Trump's position as the president, according to HuffPost.
Khan added that the Trumps have "sacrificed nothing. They have gained from ... the highest office they have corrupted."
He also called on Trump supporters to stand on the right side of the history, saying: "History is being written. You could be on the side of this demagogue in the White House or on the side of the Constitution and [the] rule of law."