Donald Trump’s victory: ‘we are disappointed’ says Gold Star father
Donald Trump’s coronation as US President created shockwaves in everyone who believed that his attitude and words were not good for the country. Many expressed surprise over the business tycoon’s election as 45th President.
Khizr Khan, the father of a Gold Star American Muslim soldier martyred in Iraq war who made headlines by speaking in Democratic National Convention, is the new in the row. Speaking to CNN Khan said he and his family were disappointed in the results.
“Of course we were disappointed,” he said.
“We are disappointed. But our faith in constitutional democracy of the United States is affirmed,” Khan told Anderson Cooper of CNN.
Khan made scathing remarks against Donald Trump in DNC thus coming to headlines. He slammed many of Trump’s views and statements asking whether “he(Trump) had read American Constitution.” Many considered his speech in July as remarkable and moving.
Khan’s son Captain Humayun Khan was killed in Iraq war trying to shield his fellow soldiers from a suicide bomber. He was awarded Gold Star by US government posthumously for his sacrifice.
Trump reacted to Khan’s remarks doubting the credibility of the speech. He said his rival Hillary Clinton’s campaign staff wrote the speech for Khan.
Donald Trump suspected Khan’s wife Ghazala’s mute presence in the stage.
“She had nothing to say. She probably — maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say. You tell me.” he said.
Trump’s remarks about the martyr’s family created a huge furore. Many including his own Republican leaders, including Senator John McCain of Arizona and Susan Collins of Maine heavily came down on his statement.