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Gold Star Families demand apology from Trump to all families of fallen military members

The families of 17 fallen military service members penned an open letter to Donald Trump demanding an apology to all Gold Star Families for the way he has spoken about the parents of Capt. Humayun Khan, who was killed in Iraq in 2004:

Your recent comments regarding the Khan family were repugnant, and personally offensive to us. When you question a mother's pain, by implying that her religion, not her grief, kept her from addressing an arena of people, you are attacking us. When you say your job building buildings is akin to our sacrifice, you are attacking our sacrifice.

You are not just attacking us, you are cheapening the sacrifice made by those we lost.

You are minimizing the risk our service members make for all of us.

This goes beyond politics. It is about a sense of decency. That kind decency you mock as "political correctness." [VoteVets]

The Gold Star Families' letter adds that Trump's comments were not just offensive but anti-American. "We hope you will hear us," the families said.

Read the complete letter at VoteVets.