Meyer, Bristol Palin‘s husband and Marine Corps veteran who received the Medal of Honor, is calling on Trump to apologize to the parents of slain Muslim-American Army Capt. Humayun Khan after the GOP nominee criticized their appearance at the Democratic convention last Thursday.
Meyer tweeted on Tuesday, “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.”
Trump said Tuesday that he has no regrets about his comments toward the Khan family.
“I said nice things about the son, and I feel that very strongly,” he said in an interview with Washington D.C.’s ABC news affiliate, WJLA. “But of course I was hit very hard from the stage, and you know, it’s just one of those things. But, no, I don’t regret anything.”
Trump has come under fire from top members of his own party for his attacks on the family of Capt. Khan, who was killed in a suicide bombing in Iraq in 2004. After Kahn’s father spoke out against Trump at last week’s Democratic convention, Trump claimed he’d been “viciously attacked” and questioned why Khan’s mother didn’t make her own remarks.
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Arizona Sen. John McCain, a war hero who himself has been criticized by Trump, said in a statement Monday that Trump had no right to “defame those who are the best among us.”
“I cannot emphasize enough how deeply I disagree with Mr. Trump’s statement. I hope Americans understand that the remarks do not represent the views of our Republican Party, its officers, or candidates,” he continued.
Meyer, 28, broke political ranks with his mother-in-law in February when he endorsed Trump’s rival, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
“This election is a turning point for our country,” Meyer said in a statement at the time. “In these dangerous times we need a strong, principled conservative in the White House. We need a Commander-in-Chief who works with our allies and makes it known that certain actions against the United States and its allies will not be tolerated.”