Right on Cue: Khizr Khan Crawls Out of The Woodwork to Attack Trump



The attack on President Trump over a call he made to a Gold Star widow is looking more and more staged by the minute.
Right on cue, the anti-Trump Gold Star father, Khizr Khan crawls out of the woodwork to attack John Kelly and President Trump.
Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father who spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, said he believes White House chief of staff John Kelly is “mopping up” after President Trump for the controversy that has erupted over calls to families of fallen soldiers, and believes Kelly will be remembered for serving with the “most racist and bigoted president.”
“He’s mopping up after the president, and that is disappointing,” Khan told Newsweek of Kelly, a former Marine Corps general and Gold Star father himself.
“[Kelly is] a good soldier, but he should know that he works for the American people … this mopping, enough of mopping after these not-so-dignified expressions of condolence,” he told Newsweek. “This is what history will write, that after serving so honorably, he came to the White House to serve with the most racist and bigoted president.”
Khan and his wife, Ghazala, appeared at the Democratic National Convention last year, where Khan delivered a speech highly critical of Trump. Their son, U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, was killed in Iraq in 2004.
The storm over calls to the families of fallen troops began Monday when the president was asked about the four Army soldiers killed in an ambush in Niger at the beginning of the month. Trump said he wrote letters to the families of the soldiers and was planning to call them, and also accused his predecessors, including former President Barack Obama, of rarely making phone calls to Gold Star families.
In a subsequent radio interview, Trump said anyone with questions about whether Obama called the families of fallen service members should ask Kelly, whose son, Marine 1st Lt. Robert Kelly, was killed in Afghanistan in 2010.
Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., then recounted the details of Trump’s call with the wife of one of the soldiers killed in Niger in numerous interviews, and said the president told the widow her husband “knew what he signed up for … but when it happens, it hurts anyway.”
Trump denied Wilson’s characterization of the phone call on Twitter and accused Wilson of lying.
Kelly appeared at the White House press briefing Thursday to discuss how family members are notified their loved one had been killed, and said he offered Trump advice on what to say to the families he calls.
The White House chief of staff also said Obama didn’t call him when his son was killed, and said Wilson’s comments on Trump’s call with Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, left him “stunned.”
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