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Flake in Wash Post: Hits Trump on Gold Star Attacks

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By    |   Wednesday, 25 October 2017 12:13 AM

Sen. Jeff Flake, the Arizona Republican who announced Tuesday he won't be seeking re-election, continued his blistering attack on President Donald Trump in a Washington Post op-ed piece Tuesday night, calling Trump's public feuds with Gold Star families "disgraceful."

"How many more disgraceful public feuds with Gold Star families can we witness in silence before we ourselves are disgraced?" Flake wrote.

Trump's latest online battle is with Myeshia Johnson, widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, one of four U.S. service members killed in an ambush in early October.

Trump took to Twitter Monday to dispute Johnson's account of a phone call he made to her to express his condolences. Johnson said Trump had trouble remembering her husband's name, but Trump said he was respectful in the call and knew Sgt. Johnson's name from the beginning.

Gold Star father Khizr Khan, who previously clashed with Trump, said the president if devoid of both "restraint" and "dignity" in such situations.

Flake, in his op-ed, also attacked the president for what he described as shrugging off "shocking bigotry," and hurling "childish insults" to hostile foreign powers, such as North Korea.

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"How many more disgraceful public feuds with Gold Star families can we witness in silence before we ourselves are disgraced?" Flake wrote.
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