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.”