Trump On Speech By Father Of Muslim Soldier: ‘I’d Like To Hear His Wife’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at Trump National Doral, Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Donald Trump is brushing off criticism, in an interview with The New York Times published Friday, from the father of a Muslim soldier killed in combat who spoke at the Democratic Convention and said Trump has “sacrificed nothing.”

Khizr Khan made headlines when he delivered one of the most memorable speeches at the Democratic Convention this year. In his speech, Khan called out Trump for his rhetoric against Muslims, and offered to let him borrow his copy of the Constitution.

When asked about Khan’s speech, Trump’s focus was not on Khan’s words, but on his wife, Ghazala, who stood at his side while he made the remarks.

“I’d like to hear his wife say something,” he told The New York Times.

Many took to Twitter to voice their outrage at Trump’s dismissal of Khan’s speech. Some pointed out that in the same interview, he made the same note about Jane Sanders, wife of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

“I think (Sanders) wanted to go home and go to sleep,” Trump told The Times. “I’d like to hear his wife say something. He could have left one of the great legacies, but he made a deal and now he has buyer’s remorse.”

Trump went on to tell the Times that he thought First Lady Michelle Obama and Chelsea Clinton made great speeches, nothing that Clinton and his daughter Ivanka are still friends. One person he did not have kind words for? Gen. John Allen, who criticized Trump saying that he could not be president because “our international relations will not be reduced to a business transaction”

“He’s a failed general,” Trump told The New York Times. “He was fighting ISIS? He’s not Gen. George Patton. He’s talking about me and he knows nothing about me. I have a general — General Flynn. I’ll take him any day.”

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  1. You would like to hear what a woman has to say, Donald? Yeah, right.

  2. I’d like to hear more from your wife, Donald. Please put her on the campaign trail.

  3. Avatar for marby marby says:

    Then Trump needs to watch last night’s interview with Lawrence O’Donnell. Mr. Khan explained that, although she was concerned that she might break down in front of the convention crowd, his wife actually coached him in what to say. She also spoke clearly and convincingly (including praising this country and their American neighbors for their support) last night.

  4. I would imagine there are plenty of Muslim women in NYC who would be glad to say something to The Donald…maybe he should get out of his limo one day in one of the boroughs and strike up a conversation about how he wants to have them under surveillance and prevent their relatives abroad from visiting because of their faith.

  5. Trump is just a really bizarre and unstable guy. It’s unbelievable anyone would want him as POTUS

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