Donald Trump spent the weekend being offensive, yet again. There is such a long list, it’s really difficult to know where to start, but the worst offense has to be his reaction to the Khan family. His surrogates and supporters like Roger Stone made it even worse.
This man died, he gave up his life, in defense of this country, for the freedom of a bunch of TwitterTwats who have NO IDEA what real sacrifice is.
In his first response to a searing charge from bereaved Army father Khizr Khan that he’d “sacrificed nothing” for his country, Donald Trump claimed that he had in fact sacrificed by employing “thousands and thousands of people.”
Trump also suggested that Khan’s wife didn’t speak because she was forbidden to as a Muslim and questioned whether Khan’s words were his own. Because nothing works better for Donald Trump to dodge an issue and create a new outrage, in order for people to forget about the last horrible thing he said.
“Who wrote that? Did Hillary’s script writers write it?” Trump said in an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. “I think I’ve made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very hard.”
Mr. “I have a great temperment” went on more defense afterwards:
I was viciously attacked by Mr. Khan at the Democratic Convention. Am I not allowed to respond? Hillary voted for the Iraq war, not me!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2016
The creator of Dilbert:
Did she flinch when he raised his hand? https://t.co/XIAYm3rjcB
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) July 29, 2016
Senior Editor of Townhall.com:
Guy who disrespected Trump out of the blue gins up fake outrage when Trump returns the favor. https://t.co/WhNQly6u7V
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) July 31, 2016
Arizona Senator Jeff Flake:
And the official statement from Mitch McConnell, who originally couldn’t even be bothered to spell the family’s name correctly (but came back and corrected it) or call out Donald Trump by name:
— Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) July 31, 2016
Before we completely lose our faith in humanity, I’d like to post something from a true Conservative. These are a few of the quotes from a Twitterstorm by Rick Wilson yesterday, a man I genuinely respect.
One of the predicates of the Trump-centric “build the wall shut the borders” crowd is that “those” people coming here don’t assimilate.
Was CAPT Humayun Khan not assimilated enough? Was he not committed enough to our values? Was he not the kind of man we should recognize as a genuine American?
Well, here’s a principle you’re not thinking through; this isn’t the normal political scrapping. If you can’t see evil, I can’t help you.
The best quote of all, though, came from Trump himself: Khizr Khan “has no right to stand in front of millions of people and claim I have never read the Constitution.” source (Note, Mr. Khan asked if he had read it; he never claimed Trump had not read it.)