Trump responded to the criticism made by a Muslim father of a U.S. soldier who died in active combat, and he did it by asking if he was not allowing his wife to speak, then citing his own “sacrifices” made.
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) July 30, 2016
The moment during the convention was applauded by many as Khizr Khan told the Donald, “you probably have never even read the U.S. Constitution!” and then held up his own copy to let him borrow. His son was killed serving in Iraq for U.S. forces 12 years ago.
Trump cites his buildings as “sacrifices” made and also money he’s given to charity. A reporter looking into what money of his OWN he’s given to charity came up short:
— David Fahrenthold (@Fahrenthold) July 28, 2016
This is probably not a popular opinion, but I really think we can believe that Islam itself is a threat to Western civilization and values while still accepting that there are some decent Muslims who aren’t all ISIS sympathizers.
Here’s more on his son:
U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan’s infantry unit was guarding the gates to their base in Iraq 12 years ago when a suspicious vehicle approached. Khan, a Muslim-American soldier, took 10 steps toward the car before it exploded, killing him.
Khan’s sacrifice, posthumously awarded with a Bronze Star and Purple Heart, was on full display at the fourth and final night of the Democratic National Convention.
“Hillary Clinton was right when she called my son, ‘the best of America,'” Khizr Khan, Humayun Khan’s father, said before a packed Wells Fargo Center Thursday night. “If it was up to Donald Trump, he never would have been in America.”
Trump’s not even a good con man, but there are too many American people willing to accept the con because of some grievance or another.