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    Trump’s Jab at Fallen Soldier’s Parents Sparks Firestorm

    Add it to the outrage pile. Donald Trump scrambled to divert an avalanche of criticism Sunday, in the wake of his response to a Democratic National Convention appearance by Muslim immigrant Gold Star parents. Trump implied that Islam precluded mother Ghazala Khan from speaking — which she shot down by speaking publicly — and Khizr Khan had “no right” to criticize him. As prominent Republicans, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, disagreed with their nominee, running mate Mike Pence put out a conciliatory statement to try to clean up the growing campaign crisis.

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