Trump Closes Out Campaign by Reigniting Feud With Gold-Star Family - 2016-10-27
It's looking more and more like the last two weeks of the campaign will be a recap of some of Donald Trump's worst moments. On Wednesday, after praising Newt Gingrich for fighting with Megyn Kelly and taking a break from campaigning to plug his hotels, Trump sat down for an interview with ABC News. George Stephanopoulos asked if the candidate feels he should apologize to the family of U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, who was killed in Iraq in 2004.
Unsurprisingly, Trump did not answer the question, but he said he has great "respect" for Captain Khan and his family. "If I were president at that time, Captain Khan would be alive today, George. Because I wouldn't have been in Iraq," he claimed. Trump made a similar remark in the second presidential debate.
Stephanopoulos pointed out that Trump publicly supported the war in Iraq (though, in private conversations he was against it, Sean Hannity assures us). Trump insisted he is wrong, despite evidence to the contrary.