Donald Trump was against the Iraq war. Khizr Khan’s son was killed in Iraq in 2004 while wearing the uniform of the American military. If Trump’s wise counsel had been heeded, then Khan’s son would be alive.
But who did Khan attack at the Democrat convention? Donald Trump. In a very mean-spirited and personal way.
And now a sh*tstorm of hate is being directed toward Trump as the hashtag #Trumpsacrifices trends on Twitter. The words “drawing ire” have also been taken to trend level by the left. The trolls can’t have too many Trump bashing pages.
Donald Trump rejected a Muslim lawyer’s assertion on the Democratic convention stage that the Republican nominee has “sacrificed nothing and no one.”
“Who wrote that? Did Hillary’s script writers write it?” Trump said in an interview with with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that will air Sunday. “I think I’ve made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very hard.”
Khizr Khan, whose son Army Capt. Humayun Khan died in Baghdad in 2004, delivered one of the most powerful speeches of the Democratic National Convention. With his wife Ghazala at his side, Khan repeatedly blasted Trump’s immigration proposals — specifically those aimed at barring Muslims — and said the billionaire businessman has “sacrificed nothing and no one.”
Trump, in the ABC interview, said in response, “I’ve created thousands and thousands of jobs, tens of thousands of jobs, built great structures. I’ve had tremendous success. I think I’ve done a lot.”
Khan “was, you know, very emotional and probably looked like a nice guy to me,” Trump added.
Trump, in a statement released Saturday by his campaign, called Capt. Khan “a hero to our country and we should honor all who have made the ultimate sacrifice to keep our country safe.”
He argued that the “radical Islamist terrorists who killed him and the attempts by such people to enter the United States and “do us further harm” represent the “real problem.”
During his appearance at the Democratic National convention, Khizr Khan held up a copy of the U.S. Consitution and asked Trump if he has ever read it.
“I will gladly lend you my copy. In this document, look for the words, look for the words, liberty and equal protection (under) law,” Khizr Khan said.
In his statement, Trump took sharp offense, saying that “while I feel deeply for the loss of his son, Mr. Khan who has never met me, has no right to stand in front of millions of people and claim I have never read the Constitution, (which is false) and say many other inaccurate things.”
Clinton early Saturday evening issued a statement coming to Khan’s defense.
“I was very moved to see Ghazala Khan stand bravely and with dignity in support of her son on Thursday night. And I was very moved to hear her speak last night, bravely and with dignity, about her son’s life and the ultimate sacrifice he made for his country.
“This is a time for all Americans to stand with the Khans, and with all the families whose children have died in service to our country. And this is a time to honor the sacrifice of Captain Khan and all the fallen. Captain Khan and his family represent the best of America, and we salute them.”
At a Clinton campaign appearance in Pennsylvania, lines about the Khan family were visible on a teleprompter, but she did not deliver them. Inquiries to the Clinton campaign about why went unanswered.
Still, a senior spokeswoman for the Clinton campaign, Karen Finney, took a sharper tone against Trump.
“Trump is truly shameless to attack the family of an American hero. Many thanks to the Khan family for your sacrifice, we stand with you,” tweeted Karen Finney, a senior spokeswoman for the Clinton campaign.
Standing with the Khans, as in supporting open borders for Muslim jihadists, would be an act of suicide. But social justice warriors are quite happy to see others die even if they want to live.
When families become involved in partisan politics they give up their right to remain free from criticism.
These Muslim parents, part of a fifth column in America, have launched a vicious personal tirade against Donald Trump. Is he supposed to remain silent in the face of their lies? More importantly, can we let them derail the only candidate who promises to vet so-called refugees, many of whom have murderous intentions.
The Democrats and the press have created a new myth–the noble Muslim parent, somewhat akin to the myth of the noble Native American. Check out the latest from the Khan’s pronounced CON!