The co-chair for Donald Trump’s campaign in New York defended the GOP nominee’s attacks on Khazr Khan, whose U.S. Army Captain son was killed while fighting in Iraq in 2004, by saying Khan and his wife don’t deserve the status of Gold Star parents.
“We’ve got an un-indicted felon as his opponent and you’re talking about Khan, about him making a remark about this man,” Carl Paladino told interviewer Connell McShane on Imus in the Morning.
“I don’t care if he’s a Gold Star parent. He certainly doesn’t deserve that title… if he’s as anti-American as he’s illustrated in his speeches and in his discussion. I mean, if he’s a member of the Muslim Brotherhood or supporting, you know, the ISIS-type of attitude against America, there’s no reason for Donald Trump to have to honor this man,” Paladino said.
Paladino pushed a circulating conspiracy theory claims that Hillary Clinton is hiding health problems, saying it’s just another aspect of her “devious” nature.
Ever since Trump’s feud with Khan began, his followers have attacked Khan and crafted false stories about his supposed shady connections to Islamists that are spreading like wildfire on social media:
@realDonaldTrump Obama is UNFIT, Khazr is a KHAN ARTIST, Crooked Hillary is a loser going down. WE LOVE YOU MR. TRUMP!!
— DebK (@my2gr8girls) August 5, 2016
Khazr Khan A Corrupt Immigration Lawyer.No Wonder He Hates Donald Trump So Bad. Website Now Shut Down. MSM Not Reporting
— susukikiruru (@susukikiruru) August 2, 2016
BREAKING: Bombshell Connection Between Trump Basher Khazr Khan and Radical Islam Revealed. https://t.co/U777WHW7rw
— Howard Rothenburg (@hrothenb) August 3, 2016
At this point one has to wonder how much Khazr Khan is being paid to go all over media and bash Trump, detracting from real issue: terrorism
— Lichen Craig (@LichenCraig) August 1, 2016
“If you sit there and just dissect Donald Trump, you may feel that way,” Paladino said of Trump’s critics. “But if you’re really looking at what’s been exposed about Hillary and Hillary’s demeanor. I mean, just look at the deviousness, if it is true about her health problems. I mean, how devious can a woman possibly be? And not telling the American people that she’s got some sickness, she’s definitely impaired.”
For good measure, Paladino also reiterated his belief that President Barack Obama is a Muslim.
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