WATCH: Trump Supporters Boo Air Force Mother at Mike Pence Rally Over Khan Question

Supporters of Donald Trump booed an Air Force mother when she asked Indiana Governor Mike Pence about the Republican presidential candidate’s treatment of Khizr and Ghazala Khan.

You can watch video of the tense moment, which happened Monday in Carson City, Nevada, above.

Trump has faced criticism from both Republicans and Democrats for his statements about the Khans, who appeared at the Democratic National Convention to speak out against Trump. Their son, Captain Humayuan Khan, was killed in Iraq in 2004.

The woman, who gave her name only as Katherine, said her son is serving in the Air Force.

“Time and time again, Trump has disrespected our nation’s armed forces and veterans and his disrespect for Mr. Khan and his family is just an example,” she said, drawing boos from the crowd.

As Pence waved for the crowd to quiet down, Katherine continued her question, saying, “You have a son in the military, how do you tolerate this disrespect?”

Pence thanked the woman for asking the question as the crowd continued to shout at her.

“Folks, that’s what freedom looks like and that’s what freedom sounds like,” Pence said. “First I want to honor your son’s service to the country and your family’s service.”

Some in the crowd applauded that statement, as Pence then turned toward the Khan issue.

“As I said last night, and as Donald Trump said, Captain Khan is an American hero and we honor him and honor his family,” Pence said, again drawing applause. “The story of Captain Khan is an incredibly inspiring story.”

According to Politico, Pence went on to say, “I have never been around someone more devoted to the armed forces of this country,” about Trump. He said he has also not been around anyone “more devoted” to American veterans.

Pence then talked about Trump’s claims that he will reform the VA.

One of the rally attendees who booed the mother, Barbara Weisenthal, 56, told Politico, that Khan did not have the “right” to talk about Trump the way he did at the DNC, echoing the statements of the candidate. She also said Khan’s speech was “almost like slander.” She said it wasn’t the right place for the woman to ask her question.

Another Trump fan, 29-year-old Roen Horn, told Politico the Air Force mom was “claiming that Trump was somehow insulting the veterans,” and said that is “a bunch of crap. She was politicizing the veterans. She had an agenda.”

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manigordo

i just found out heavy comment’s system is not as impartial as i thought; sadly. we’re not 5yo; we all should be able to take any internet namecalling. i know i can… nevertheless, thx for the venue; and just one last thought related to muslim immigration before effectively gtfo’ing the site. immigration from cuba has always been an special case, because it was based purely on political reasons. and besides, in fact and by def, the smart ones were the ones that left the isle a long time one to begin with. those were the last batch of truly worthy migrants and refugees, imho. nowadays are just amoral major losers, that couldn’t even cut a half decent job at their homenation from the start. the worst part is that they made no conscious attempt to assimilate properly into us culture, but just the opposite. they want the us to conform to them; at all costs1 poverty and violence runs amok worldwide; but if these ppl would really qualify for entrance under that category, they’d do it legally; but they fully know that they cannot because that’s not the case… i don’t mind ppl getting close to me to give me a sample, hug, etc; it’s only when they come towards me with a lit&fig knife or weapon that i start to freak out and complain. borders are an extension of the boundaries in personal space, but at a collective level. if i wanted to live in a share all nanny state gov community, i’d gtfo of the us a long time ago too, wouldn’t i…

manigordo

i meant to type ‘ago’ instead of ‘one’ halftrough ; dunno what happened :/

labman57

Pence, in response to the booing: “That’s what freedom looks like, and that’s what freedom sounds like.”
Freedom to be rude? Sure, whatever.

Team Trump to military families:
“Thank you for your service. Now kindly STFU!”

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