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Day Before Reno Visit, Pence Seems to Defend Trump’s Attacks on Fallen Soldier’s Family

Reno, NV – Indiana Governor Mike Pence, the most extreme VP pick in a generation, is headed to Northern Nevada today to introduce himself to voters. Hopefully Pence will also take the time to explain the hatred behind Donald Trump’s latest disqualifying controversy, a series of disrespectful attacks against a fallen soldier’s family.

But we won’t hold our breath – last night, instead of denouncing his running mate’s disturbing behavior, Governor Pence issued a flailing statement that declined to apologize for Trump’s malicious confrontations while desperately seeking to rewrite the last 72 hours of the campaign.

“Even for the most offensive presidential campaign in modern history, Donald Trump trying to smear a Gold Star family and Mike Pence seeming to defend those attacks is an appalling new low,” said Nevada State Democratic Party spokesman Stewart Boss.


ABC News: Donald Trump to Father of Fallen Soldier: ‘I’ve Made a Lot of Sacrifices’

CNN: Did Trump go too far?

NBC News: GOP Reacts to Donald Trump’s Controversial Remarks on Khan Family

New York Times: Donald Trump’s Confrontation With Muslim Soldier’s Parents Emerges as Unexpected Flash Point

Wall Street Journal: Donald Trump Pushes Back Against Father of Fallen Muslim Soldier

Washington Post: Ghazala Khan: Trump criticized my silence. He knows nothing about true sacrifice.

Washington Post: Republicans denounce Trump as confrontation with Muslim parents escalates

Vox: Donald Trump’s slander of Captain Humayun Khan’s family is horrifying, even for Trump

Business Insider: ‘I am appalled’: 2 prominent Republicans delivered blistering rebukes of Trump’s attacks on the Khan family

POLITICO: Trump’s tough weekend

Boston Globe: Backlash grows over Donald Trump’s clash with Muslim soldier’s parents

MSNBC: Trump faces backlash after clashing with fallen hero’s family

TPM: Trump Faces Withering Bipartisan Backlash For Attacking Khan Family

ThinkProgress: Mike Pence Releases Breathtakingly Cynical Statement On The Khan Family