PHOENIX — For the second time in less than a week, U.S. Rep Ruben Gallego of Arizona questioned Donald Trump’s character and ability to run the country, this time calling him “unfit” and “mentally unstable.”
Gallego (D-Ariz.) told CNN on Tuesday morning that the GOP nominee for president was “unstable, he’s unfit to be a presidential candidate.”
The Arizona congressman’s remarks came a day after many Republican politicians took Trump to task for an angry tweet directed toward a Muslim family whose son died fighting for the U.S. in 2004.
“I want to keep this country safe and somebody like Donald Trump is unstable. He doesn’t understand the military … he clearly doesn’t have the temperament to be president of the United States,” Gallego said in the TV interview.
“This man is unstable, he is unfit to be a presidential candidate. … I do believe he’s mentally unstable,” Gallego, who served in the Marines, said. “Who in their right mind would attack a Gold Star family?”
— Carol Costello (@CarolCNN) August 2, 2016
Capt. Humayun Khan was posthumously awarded a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. His father, Khizr Khan, made an emotional challenge to Trump at the Democratic National Convention.
Last week, Gallego, a Democrat and a veteran, said Trump’s insults of Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain offended him.
During the CNN appearance, Gallego also said sane, responsible politicians shouldn’t be supporting Trump.