In a statement on his Facebook page posted Sunday evening, Indiana Governor and Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence attempted to throw some water on the dumpster fire created by Donald Trump in the wake of his comments regarding DNC speaker Khazr Khan and his wife Ghazala Khan.
Pence’s statement conveniently ignored Trump’s attacks on the Khan family, whose son, Army Captain Humayun Khan was killed in 2004 by a suicide bomber in Iraq.
Trump’s comments regarding Khan’s speech at the Democratic National Convention last Thursday night suggested that Khazr’s wife, Ghazala Khan, didn’t say anything because she wasn’t “allowed.”
The statement claims that Trump “cherishes” the Khans, even though the GOP nominee is still waging a Twitter war against them, recently claiming that he should be “allowed to respond” since he was “viciously attacked by Mr. Khan.”
He then goes on to blame Humayun Khan’s death on the “disastrous decisions of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.”
And then this:
By suspending immigration from countries that have been compromised by terrorism, rebuilding our military, defeating ISIS at its source and projecting strength on the global stage, we will reduce the likelihood that other American families will face the enduring heartbreak of the Khan family.
So in short, the Trump/Pence ticket will honor the Khan family’s loss by doubling down on their anti-immigrant policies that Target Muslim refugees.
Don’t be surprised. We’re living in Trump land.