The former governor of Texas said that the Gold Star family attacking Republican nominee Donald Trump at the July Democratic National Convention (DNC) shouldn’t expect a “free ride.”
“Mr. Khan is the one who went out and struck the first blow,” former Texas Governor Rick Perry told CNN’s Jake Tapper Tuesday. “In a campaign, if you are going to go out and think you can take a shot and somebody and not have incoming coming back at you, shame on you.”
Perry went on to criticize the Democrats for putting the man on stage in an apparent attempt to bate Trump.
“I think the Democrats used him in a way, quite frankly, I’m not sure I approve of. We love our veterans, we love our Gold Star families, but the fact of the matter is Mr. Khan politically used his time on the stage to go after Donald Trump.”
Perry finished the interview by adding, “Why in the world he thought he was going to get a free ride with that is beyond me. He shouldn’t get a free ride when he’s going to inject himself in the political arena.”
Khizr Khan made a name for himself when he pulled out a pocket Constitution and accused Trump of not making any sacrifices for the nation.
After Trump’s responses on Twitter and at rallies, the Khan family made a statement claiming they “just wanted out” of the conflict that they created.
Mr. Khan, who does not know me, viciously attacked me from the stage of the DNC and is now all over T.V. doing the same – Nice!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 1, 2016
The family was on MSNBC talking about Trump’s responses within a few hours of that statement.
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