McCain took $10,000 donation from Trump surrogate Paladino, who said Khizr Khan ‘doesn’t deserve’ to be called a Gold Star parent
In the wake of Donald Trump’s attacks on Gold Star father Khizr Khan, an Arizona veteran is calling on John McCain to return campaign funds from New York Trump campaign co-chair Carl Paladino who declared that Khizr Khan “doesn’t deserve” to be called a Gold Star parent. Former Marine and combat veteran John Barwell has called on John McCain to return $10,000 in political contributions Paladino has previously given to McCain.
“As someone who served 15 years in the Marines and served on the battlefield, I find it deeply unsettling that John McCain has not only refused to answer Khizr Khan’s call to unendorse Donald Trump -- but it’s appalling that McCain is funding his campaign with money from Trump surrogates who accuse a Gold Star family of being un-American,” said Barwell. “John McCain should immediately return Carl Paladino’s money and answer Khan’s call to unendorse Trump. Keeping these funds would be further proof McCain cares more about saving his political career than standing up for what’s right.”