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Trump Smears Gold Star Family, Still Earns Hardy & Tarkanian’s Support


“Rep. Cresent Hardy said he’s “deeply offended” by Trump’s comments about the family of Capt. Humayun Khan, a Muslim who was killed in Iraq in 2004. […] ‘Donald Trump should apologize immediately; anything less is unbecoming of the office of which he seeks,’ said Hardy, who’s in a tough re-election bid against Democratic state Sen. Ruben Kihuen.” [Associated Press, 8/1/2016]


“‘All of America’s fallen heroes and Gold Star parents deserve our respect and honor,’ Tarkanian said in a statement when asked about Trump’s comments on the Khan family.” [Associated Press, 8/1/2016]


“A growing number of Republicans in Congress have joined Democrats and veterans groups in criticizing Trump’s comments,although none have told The Associated Press they’re dropping their support for him as a result. […] Congressional candidate Danny Tarkanian, who introduced Trump at a rally in Las Vegas in June, isstill planning to vote for him in November, according to his campaign. [Associated Press, 8/1/2016]

“You would hope Donald Trump smearing a Gold Star family would be the breaking point for Nevada Republicans… but apparently not,” said Nevada State Democratic Party spokesman Stewart Boss. “At this point, is there anything Trump could do or say to make Congressman Hardy or Danny Tarkanian withdraw their support for him?”