Is there any more of this to come? Seems every time Trump opens his mouth another possible lie comes out or a new low on attacks. I still can not believe he openly attacked the father of a fallen soldier who basically called him out during his speech at the Democrats convention. The mother stood there, and did not speak and I don't think anyone would blame her for letting her husband do the talking and he did a heck of a job. I was wrong, and still disgusted by what Trump is trying to do.
This man lost his son on active duty, his actions saved fellow soldiers, and yet Trump came out with what has to be one of the stupidest/disgusting comparisons. He said he sacrificed as well for the US by creating jobs for Americans, he did not say soldiers, just Americans. How does creating jobs compare to the lose of a life, a soldiers life? I wold love an answer to that one. This man had spoken from the heart and Trumps response to the mans wife and then to the father seems more like a horrible slap in the face.
It gets worse when I learned today that Trump never saw action, never active in the military. Instead he had 4-5 draft deferments over the years. There are no records to show why, lost or covered up is open for discussion. He claims it was because of a bone spur, but can not remember which foot, then today his team said it was both feet. I shook my head at that response, wouldn't you know if it were one or two when you give the reason?
In another bizarre twist, Trump said he was fully involved in building the War Memorial. From what I have heard so far is that he was on the Board, showed up to the first meeting to set the board up and then once more when a reporter was trailing him for an article. Twenty meetings missed and only 2 that he showed up for, I don't call that fully involved.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/khizr-khan ... -1.3702302
Donald Trump rejected criticism from the father of a soldier killed in Iraq who said the Republican presidential nominee had "sacrificed nothing and no one" and questioned whether the mother was allowed to speak during the couple's appearance at the Democratic convention.
"I think I've made a lot of sacrifices," Trump told ABC News in excerpts of an interview posted on Saturday. "I work very, very hard."
Khizr Khan, a U.S. citizen of Pakistani origin and a Muslim, won widespread praise when he spoke Thursday at the Democratic National Convention, telling the story of his son, U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, killed by a bomb in Iraq in 2004.
"Did Hillary's script writers write it?" Trump asked ABC's George Stephanopoulos in the interview.
He said he has, indeed, sacrificed by employing thousands of people, and raising "millions of dollars" for veterans.
Trump said Khan appeared "very emotional and probably looked like a nice guy to me."
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/donald-t ... d=41015051
In an interview with ABC today, Ghazala said she did not speak because she was "in pain."
"Please. I am very upset when I heard when he said that I didn't say anything. I was in pain. If you were in pain you fight or you don't say anything, I’m not a fighter, I can't fight. So the best thing I do was quiet," Ghazala said.
Khizr Khan said he asked his wife of 42 years to speak, but she declined, knowing she would be too emotional.
"I invited her, would you like to say something on the stage when the invitation came, and she said, 'You know how it is with me, how upset I get,'" he said.
Pressed by Stephanopoulos to name the sacrifices he’d made for his country, 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.”