McNEIL CONDEMNS TRUMP MILITARY CRITICISMS

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August 5, 2016                                                                                Rob Black (919) 714-3403

 McNEIL CONDEMNS TRUMP MILITARY CRITICISMS

JOINS GROWING OPPOSITION FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

Raleigh, NC  – John McNeil, Democratic nominee for U.S. House from North Carolina's 2nd District today condemned Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's recent comments toward the family of slain Army Captain Humayun Khan and other families of servicemen and women killed in action.

"Our leaders must not only respect, but wholeheartedly support  our Gold Star families and the sacrifices they give for us all," McNeil said. "As a veteran, I share with my fellow veterans and servicemen a duty to serve our country at all costs. These brave men and women paid the ultimate sacrifice for their service and their families continue to live with those sacrifices”

"We must never forget their service. We are indebted to these men and women for our freedom," McNeil said.

McNeil served through three deployments in Panama, Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He joins a growing backlash speaking out against Trump's erratic comments toward the Khan family and other military families. Recently, several Gold Star families demanded an apology from Trump for his comments. Trump statements about the Khan family continue to flood media and social media sites.

McNeil said that a person's ethnicity, race, religion or any other factor must never deflect from the heroic efforts of our nation's servicemen and women.

"We should honor these men and women for their service and sacrifice. Life experience, faith, their community, that's what helped make them the heroes they are, differences and all" McNeil said.

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John McNeil is a Wake County attorney, urban farmer, veteran and self-made businessman running to serve the North Carolina 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

www.johnpmcneil.com

Twitter: @johnpmcneil02

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