Monday, September 13, 2021
Gross." "Disgusting." "Without honor." These are the descriptions families of fallen soldiers are employing to describe how former President Donald Trump is using the recent deaths at Kabul's airport as a prop in his political and fundraising machine. On two separate occasions last week, Trump and his office blasted out written statements highlighting the anger and grief of two mothers who lost their sons in the Aug. 26 suicide bombing at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan, promoting their deaths as an opportunity to take a swing at President Joe Biden. During the 2016 presidential race, when Khizir Khan spoke out against Trump's bigoted rhetoric and policy proposals, the then-future president went after the family with innuendo and his typical cattiness.
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