I’ve made a lot of sacrifices: Trump

I’ve made a lot of sacrifices: Trump

Washington, July 31 (IANS) US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Saturday rejected a Muslim lawyer’s assertion on the Democratic convention stage that the businessman-turned-politician has “sacrificed nothing and no one” for the country.

In an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, Trump asked, “Who wrote that? Did Hillary’s script writers write it?”

“I think I’ve made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very hard,” he added.

On the last night of the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, a bereaved father Khizr Khan, his wife Ghazala by his side, recounted to the crowd how his son was killed in 2004 by a car bomb in Iraq.

Khan also chastised Trump for seeking to ban Muslims from entering the country, saying that his son, US Army Capt. Humayun Khan, would not have been able to serve under a Trump presidency.

“Go look at the graves of brave patriots who died defending the United States of America,” Khan said, addressing Trump. “You will see all faiths, genders and ethnicities. You have sacrificed nothing and no one.”

Trump also suggested that Khan’s wife didn’t speak because she was forbidden to as a Muslim.

“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,” he said in the interview to ABC News.

Trump said: “I think I’ve made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very hard. I’ve created thousands and thousands of jobs, tens of thousands of jobs, built great structures. I’ve had tremendous success. I think I’ve done a lot.”

Trump also cited his work on behalf of veterans, including helping to build a Vietnam War memorial in Manhattan, and raising “millions of dollars” for vets.

3 Comments

  1. Hillary Clinton is politicizing the issue and using Khizr Khan and his deceased son as bait. Hilary and the democrats should stop using Khan’s religion to get votes, and he should stop falling for all these cheap publicity stunts.

    Hillary may get votes from Khan’s fellow religionist and their supporters, but at the cost of futher aligning them with the White American majority, as this damage will last for a long time to come

  2. Also, where was Hilary when Captain Khan died in 2004? Why is his death being highlighted now, 12 years later?

    It is true that Muslim Americans fought and died for their country, but in the same breath I would add that there were Muslims who attacked and killed their fellow men and woman in uniform i.e Sgt. Hassan Akbar, Major Nidal Hassan, Saudi born Mostafa Ahmed Awwad, 35 who leaked Naval secrets on how to sink a US Naval ship, etc Hilary is directly responsible for the death of Captain Khan, and several thousands of Muslims and non Muslims because she along with several others ” VOTED FOR THE WAR”.

    Lastly, she was one of the several who profited financially when they all received money from the profitable war industry.

    I sincerely feel that Khan and his ilk do not allow their religion to be used in politics. This will further alienate themselves from the already alienated main stream White dominated & controlled politics, and the community will face a backlash in the time to come.

  3. Can you imagine PM candidate from BJP making a similar comment on minority community in India? The stenographers and fake secular parties will be totally mad with fake outrage. But in US, Trump and his party continue their campaign against one specific community. I want to know how many ‘intellectuals’ in India are crying and complaining about ‘American Intolerance’ and returning their american awards and US visa??? LOL LOL

    By the way, where are AS Beef Mathew and ‘Black Friday’ Priest? Don’t expect a single word from these individuals on ‘intolerant USA’. LOL

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