Forget about it and move on? Apologize?
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump continues to take heat for sparring with Khizr Khan an his family over comments made during and after the Democratic National Convention about Khan’s son, Humayun Khan, a 27—year-old Army captain who died in 2004 in an insurgent attack in Iraq.
Now Trump supporters and veterans are starting to weigh in with suggestions to bring the controversy to an end.
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus has asked party leaders and supporters to give Trump time to adjust to the general election, The New York Times reported Wednesday.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s son-in-law, Dakota Meyers, a Medal of Honor recipient, made headlines for his tweet saying that Trump should apologize.
If @realDonaldTrump wants to be the Commander in Chief, he needs to act like one. And that cant start until he apologizes to the Khans.
— Dakota Meyer (@Dakota_Meyer) August 2, 2016
But, Trump supporter Dr. Ben Carson told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday it would be best for Trump and the Khan family to simply move on from the controversy.
“I think we should clearly move on,” Carson said. “I don’t think it would be harmful if they apologized to him and he apologized to them, but I don’t see that happening.”
When pressed by Blitzer to explain why the Khans should apologize to Trump, Carson said because they did not get the facts entirely correct.
“If you accuse someone of something that’s not true, usually it is a reasonable thing to acknowledge that,” Carson said, referring to the claim that Trump wants to ban Muslims from the country.
Trump’s original stance on fighting terrorism at home was to halt Muslim immigration into the country. Now, though, his position has consistently been to halt immigration from countries that are torn apart by Islamic terrorism.
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