Fallout from the Khan-Trump exchange

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Hour 2

Guest: Travis Tritten, Celeste Zappala, Eric Boehlert, Peter Wehner

For the umpteenth time of this election cycle, critics of the Donald Trump are asking, “has he gone too far?”  Trump’s response to Khizr Kahn’s speech at the DNC, the father of a gold star Muslim-American soldier who died in Iraq, has drawn the ire from Democrats and Republican, Senator John McCain and many veterans groups.  But many of Trump’s supporters have defended his comments, saying that Hillary Clinton was responsible for sending Khan’s son into battle in the first place and that Clinton is using the Khans as political pawns. Joining us to talk about the fallout from the exchange is ERIC BOEHLERT, senior fellow at Media Matters, and TRAVIS TRITTEN, Capitol Hill reporter for The Stars and Stripes. We’ll also hear from CELESTE ZAPPALA, a member of Gold Star Families Speak Out who signed the letter from Gold Star families demanding an apology from Trump and PETER WEHNER, Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and former speechwriter for President George W. Bush. .

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