Donald Trump responds to the Khan family: ‘Maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say’ – Philip Bump, The Washington Post.
Donald Trump has spoken out about Khizr Khan, the father of a soldier killed in Iraq who issued a devastating critique of Trump at the Democratic convention.
Khan, his wife, Ghazala, at his side, demanded that Trump read the Constitution when considering his proposal to bar Muslims from the country, pulling a copy of the document of his pocket and offering to lend it to the Republican nominee. Had Trump’s policies been in place, he said, his family wouldn’t have been in the country, and his son Humayun Khan would not have served in Iraq, giving his life to save his men. “You have sacrificed nothing and no one,” Khan said to Trump.
Trump’s response to the New York Times’s Maureen Dowd was brief: “I’d like to hear his wife say something.”
If your assumption was that Trump was suggesting that, as a Muslim woman, Ghazala Khan may have been forced into a position of subservience, Trump made that point explicitly in an interview with ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos.
“I saw him,” Trump said of the speech. “He was very emotional and probably looked like a nice guy to me. His wife … if you look at his wife, she was standing there. She had nothing to say.”
“She probably, maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say. You tell me,” Trump continued.
Trump the coward also says he sacrificed plenty, creating thousands of jobs and donating to veterans’ causes. Because that’s totally the same as dying for your country.
Always, Donald says “maybe… you tell me.” The big orange baby can’t just state his bigotry outright.