The parents of Capt. Humayun Khan took to the stage at the DNC to speak about their son, a fallen war hero, who was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart. Khan’s father Khazir offered Trump a copy of the constitution to read in response to Trump’s calling for a ban on muslims entering the country, while the Khan family is Islamic in faith. Instead of seeing the speech with sympathy, Trump instead noticed that the mother was too grief stricken to say a single word, so he assumed that she wasn’t allowed to speak because she’s a Muslim women. She replied with a long letter that she was simply unable to muster any words.
Since the fiasco a veteran stepped forward and for some reason gave Trump his Purple Heart that he received. An award you wouldn’t “want” to get if you had a choice, as it requires injury or death.
Via OccupyDemocrats: By trivializing the suffering that our soldiers go through to earn a Purple Heart – the medal given to soldiers who have been killed or injured in combat. “I’ve always wanted to get a Purple Heart,” said Trump when a veteran generously gave his medal to the candidate, then shocked the nation by saying “This was much easier.”
First Lieutenant Cameron Kerr, who lost his leg fighting in Afghanistan, has started a campaign to send Trump to “the conflict zone of his choice,” since Trump seems to want one so badly.“
He sat down with The Huffington Post for an interview:
HuffPo: “As with seemingly everything else in his life, Mr. Trump got [a Purple Heart] handed to him instead of earning it,” Kerr states on a GoFundMe page he launched Tuesday with the headline “Help Trump Get A Purple Heart.”
“I fully endorse his desire to earn one and would happily oblige his interest in doing so, by being one of the first to chip in to fly him to the conflict zone of his choosing,” Kerr wrote. “After all, you’re never too old to follow your dreams.”
As of Friday afternoon the page has raised $6,750. Kerr never expected to raise anything of substance, only letting his friends and family know about the page. When asked what he’s going to do with the money he raises, he’ll be donating it to causes that Trump opposes, such as Syrian Refugees.