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Trump Under Fire After Endorsement From Sandy Hook 'Truther'

Donald Trump's campaign officials say they weren't aware of the conspiracy theories floated by Gallups, and that Trump does not support them.
Donald Trump's campaign officials say they weren't aware of the conspiracy theories floated by Gallups, and that Trump does not support them. Photo Credit: Contributed

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- The often-contentious presidential primary race came close to home this week as Republican front-runner Donald Trump had to backpedal again on a controversial endorsement, this time from a so-called Sandy Hook "truther," according to the CT Post.

The Statford family of Victoria Soto, a teacher who was one of 26 people killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, criticized Trump for his association with the Rev. Carl Gallups of Florida, the Post said.

Gallups, who led the invocation at a Trump rally in January, has questioned whether grieving parents of Sandy Hook students are really actors, the CT Post says.

Trump's campaign says they weren't aware of the conspiracy theories floated by Gallups, and adds that Trump does not support them, the Post says. This comes on the heels of continuing criticism that Trump did not act quickly enough to distance himself from David Duke, a well-known former leader of the Ku Klux Klan.

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