Today, Donald Trump managed to signal disdain for Muslims, women, military families and probably everyone else, in a single interview.
Khizr Khan, the bereaved father of a Muslim American soldier who died in service in Iraq, made headlines for his speech at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday in which he confronted Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States. “You have sacrificed nothing and no one,” Khan said, addressing Trump.
“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.”
“Who wrote that [speech]?” Trump asked, confused. “Did Hillary’s script writers write it?”
Trump also implied that Khan’s wife, Ghazala, who stood beside him as he delivered his speech, wasn’t allowed to speak because she’s a Muslim. “If you look at his wife,” Trump said, “she was standing there. She had nothing to say. She probably, maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say. You tell me.”