“I don’t think it would be harmful if they apologized to him and he apologized to them, but I don’t see that happening,” Carson told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer when asked if Trump should apologize to the family. “Well, for one thing, if you accuse someone of something that’s not true, it usually is a reasonable thing to acknowledge that.”
Trump is facing backlash over remarks he made about Khizr Khan and Ghazala Khan, the slain soldier’s parents, after they took him to task at the DNC and in subsequent interviews, and he has doubled down on his criticism since then.
“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!” Trump tweeted yesterday.
Trump questioned whether Ghazala Khan was not permitted to speak at the convention.
Carson suggested that Trump and the Khans call a truce.
“Rather than make this a one-sided issue, why don’t we all just, say, back off a little bit,” Carson said. “We have such important issues to deal with, and you know, let’s just call a truce. And the best way to call a truce is simply to say, ‘I’m over that. You’re over that. I’m sorry I said this if it offended you.’”