Washington Post: Backlash for Trump after he lashes out at the Muslim parents of a dead U.S. soldier
Republican Donald Trump lashed out Saturday at two Muslim American parents who lost their son while he served in the U.S. military in Iraq and who appeared at the Democratic National Convention last week, stirring outrage among critics who said the episode proves that Trump lacks the compassion and temperament to be president.
Asked to comment on the convention speech of Khizr Khan, a Pakistani immigrant whose son, Army Capt. Humayun Khan, died in Iraq in 2004, Trump described Khan as “very emotional” and said he “probably looked like a nice guy to me” — then accused him of being controlled by the Clinton campaign.
“Who wrote that? Did Hillary’s scriptwriters write it?” he asked in an interview with ABC.
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WNU Editor: I am not surprised that Donald Trump reacted this way. As I had mentioned yesterday .... Gold Star Muslim Father to Trump: ‘You’ve Sacrificed Nothing’ .... Khizr Khan made the most effective case made against Donald Trump at the DNC, and Donald Trump had to respond. Should he have reacted this way .... no. Is it as bad as some in the media are portraying it .... no (see above video). Will it impact Donald Trump's support .... no. Will people remember this in November .... no. The only ones who will remember this will be the Khan family ... and even then their focus will always be on the son that they lost.