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Sat Jul 30, 2016, 07:26 PM

 

Backlash For Trump After He Lashes Out At The Muslim Parents Of A Dead U.S. Soldier

Source: Washington Post

By Jose A. DelReal and Anne Gearan July 30 at 6:50 PM

Republican Donald Trump lashed out Saturday at two Muslim American parents who lost their son while he served in the U.S. military in Iraq and who appeared at the Democratic National Convention last week, stirring outrage among critics who said the episode proves that Trump lacks the compassion and temperament to be president.

Asked to comment on the convention speech of Khizr Khan, a Pakistani immigrant whose son, Army Capt. Humayun Khan, died in Iraq in 2004, Trump described Khan as “very emotional” and said he “probably looked like a nice guy to me” — then accused him of being controlled by the Clinton campaign.

“Who wrote that? Did Hillary’s script writers write it?” he asked in an interview with ABC.

Trump also questioned why Khan’s wife, Ghazala, did not speak on stage, despite the fact that she sat for an interview with MSNBC the following day.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/backlash-for-trump-after-he-lashes-out-at-the-muslim-parents-of-a-dead-us-soldier/2016/07/30/34b0aad4-5671-11e6-88eb-7dda4e2f2aec_story.html

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Reply Backlash For Trump After He Lashes Out At The Muslim Parents Of A Dead U.S. Soldier (Original post)
Purveyor Jul 2016 OP
DonViejo Jul 2016 #1
Chevy Jul 2016 #7
calguy Jul 2016 #19
global1 Jul 2016 #2
Pluvious Jul 2016 #21
Rose Siding Jul 2016 #48
oioioi Jul 2016 #40
bucolic_frolic Jul 2016 #3
Skittles Jul 2016 #11
RKP5637 Jul 2016 #27
left-of-center2012 Jul 2016 #4
Marcuse Jul 2016 #10
sarge43 Jul 2016 #12
Moonwalk Jul 2016 #13
meow2u3 Jul 2016 #25
TheCowsCameHome Jul 2016 #5
yardwork Jul 2016 #34
catbyte Jul 2016 #39
safeinOhio Jul 2016 #6
Kingofalldems Jul 2016 #8
Post removed Jul 2016 #31
Thinkingabout Jul 2016 #9
AKing Jul 2016 #32
mobeau69 Jul 2016 #14
uawchild Jul 2016 #15
mobeau69 Jul 2016 #20
calimary Jul 2016 #33
catbyte Jul 2016 #38
ailsagirl Jul 2016 #16
Mr.Bill Jul 2016 #17
Name removed Jul 2016 #18
keithbvadu2 Jul 2016 #22
ffr Jul 2016 #23
nikto Jul 2016 #24
mobeau69 Jul 2016 #29
nikto Jul 2016 #47
The_Casual_Observer Jul 2016 #26
no_hypocrisy Jul 2016 #28
KingCharlemagne Jul 2016 #52
SCantiGOP Jul 2016 #30
jaysunb Jul 2016 #43
turbinetree Jul 2016 #35
Grammy23 Jul 2016 #36
catbyte Jul 2016 #37
raven mad Jul 2016 #41
MrModerate Jul 2016 #42
BlueInPhilly Jul 2016 #44
El Shaman Jul 2016 #45
Judi Lynn Jul 2016 #46
tawadi Jul 2016 #49
ck4829 Jul 2016 #50
tawadi Jul 2016 #51
smirkymonkey Jul 2016 #53

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 07:29 PM

1. Here...

Although only the latest instance in which Trump has attacked a convention speaker, the Republican nominee’s remarks drew strong rebukes Saturday — but only silence from several senior GOP leaders, including House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the vice-presidential nominee, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

“Trump’s slur against Captain Khan’s mother is, even for him, beyond the pale,” tweeted John Weaver, a Republican strategist for Ohio Gov. John Kasich. “He has NO redeeming qualities.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/backlash-for-trump-after-he-lashes-out-at-the-muslim-parents-of-a-dead-us-soldier/2016/07/30/34b0aad4-5671-11e6-88eb-7dda4e2f2aec_story.html

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 07:35 PM

7. Kasichs team has been hitting Trump often

 

They could be setting Trump for a big loss in Ohio.

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Response to Chevy (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 08:15 PM

19. Kasich is setting himself up for 2020

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 07:30 PM

2. Trump Must Really Believe That There Is No Such Thing As....

bad publicity.

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Response to global1 (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 08:15 PM

21. He believes he can shoot puppies with a shotgun and still get a boost in the polls !

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Response to Pluvious (Reply #21)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 08:29 AM

48. His core will never desert him. He validates the ugliest parts of their hearts.

That satisfies a basic human need to feel love/lovable. Powerful stuff for the beast that's been nurtured by rw media for decades.

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Response to global1 (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 09:50 PM

40. and he's right, to a point...

we are apparently past that point now, thankfully.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 07:30 PM

3. Paranoid narcissistic wart

there's always a reason why it's all tilted against him, he looks for
reasons behind everything even when things are simply what they are

"something's going on" as per Colbert's monologue of weeks ago

paranoid, cynical, harsh, and just plain weird and creepy

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 07:47 PM

11. absolutely correct

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 08:42 PM

27. In short, he's a really F'ed up dude! n/t

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 07:32 PM

4. “I think my popularity with the vets is through the roof,”

We need to remind vets Trump avoided the draft, and equated his avoiding venereal disease when engaging in sex with a lot of women as his 'personal Vietnam'.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 07:46 PM

10. Remind Veterans of this:

Mr. Trump said his experience at the New York Military Academy, an expensive prep school where his parents had sent him to correct poor behavior, gave him “more training militarily than a lot of the guys that go into the military.”
[link:http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/09/09/us/politics/donald-trump-likens-his-schooling-to-military-service-in-book.html?_r=0|

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 07:54 PM

12. Also remind veterans Trump trashed a Gold Star mother.

Further, remind them how and why her son died.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 07:57 PM

13. I don't think we need to remind Vets of anything. Trump is reminding them again and again....

...that he is not, nor has he ever been there for them...and his popularity with them will be eroded by his own words, I think.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 08:38 PM

25. Vets would like to throw HIM through the roof

They hate him with an abiding passion!

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 07:33 PM

5. The man has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. n/t

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 09:34 PM

34. That says it all, really.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 09:48 PM

39. I've described Trump & his entire ghastly campaign as political pornography--

no redeeming social value, whatsoever.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 07:34 PM

6. Upper class

With no class.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 07:43 PM

8. Republicans should put out a joint statement--

thoroughly condemning Trump's hate speech. But they won't.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 07:46 PM

9. What is amazing when speaking to RWers they are unable to hear the loose cannon

They are willing to elect. The same people praised W also.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 09:10 PM

32. About 25& of the population is the GOP base that would vote for a reptile...

Watching them squirm with Trump is entertaining to say the least

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 07:59 PM

14. The moron is out of control.

Attack the heroes parents? Great idea! Please proceed. They've gotta be high-fiven on that big blue bus in PA. Hahahahaha!

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 08:03 PM

15. Trump is just a horrible excuse of a human being. n/t

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Response to uawchild (Reply #15)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 08:15 PM

20. As Gail Collins wrote about four years ago

"He's everything your mother told you not to be."

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Response to mobeau69 (Reply #20)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 09:28 PM

33. I once heard him referred to as

the kind of individual who reminds women of their ex-husbands (the reprehensible SOB kind, that is).

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Response to calimary (Reply #33)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 09:46 PM

38. That is perfect.

I've never had an ex-husband myself, but to hear my friends who do have them tell it, the description is perfection.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 08:03 PM

16. How many times has this cretin put his foot in his mouth??

If he or anyone from his "campaign" had listened to the interview the parents gave to Lawrence O'Donnell yesterday, they'd know why Khan's wife didn't speak. She was too emotional to, plain and simple. How dare he question those patriots' motives? He thought Hillary speech writers wrote Mr. Khan's speech????

Geez, he makes me furious

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Here's a link to the speech:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017394709

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 08:07 PM

17. To paraphrase Obama,

Proceed Mr. Trump. Proceed.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 08:18 PM

22. “Who wrote that?" - So funny coming from the plagiarist's spouse and

the father of young Trump who made a false accusation of plagiarism.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 08:29 PM

23. He's doing everything in his power to lose big

Let's help him get that wish.

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Response to ffr (Reply #23)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 08:37 PM

24. PRIORITIES----We all unite to crush Trump NOW ...

 

And hopefully, stay together, after the election, to keep the pressure up on Hillary and the DNC to
work doggedly on the Progressive promises they have made to America.

That's the 2nd-half of The Deal, in my view.

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Response to nikto (Reply #24)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 08:44 PM

29. Nah. Just let tRunp handle it.

He's doing a real good job all by himself. I think this is the one we've been waiting on. RIP GOP.

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Response to mobeau69 (Reply #29)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 04:24 AM

47. I take nothing for granted with the stakes this high

 

I'll be able to relax and breathe easy again, once DT is crushed in November.

Not before.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 08:40 PM

26. That's not all he said

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 08:43 PM

28. Trump made two mistakes that McCarthy made:

1) He went after the military (Trump went after a dead soldier and McCarthy, the institution),

and

2) He went after an innocent young man, almost for sport.

His other father, Roy Cohn, wasn't here to warn him.

Hope Trump is condemned and then forgotten like McCarthy.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #28)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 12:17 PM

52. Seriously spot on! IIRC, Ike started actively working against Tailgunner Joe when the latter

 

started attacking Ike's beloved Army.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 08:49 PM

30. I have sent this to my list of 8 GOP friends

We argue constantly on line. Sent it 30 minutes ago and no one has responded yet. This is the worst yet.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #30)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 10:17 PM

43. Please update when you do ( hear from them )

I'd really like to know what they think.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 09:35 PM

35. In honor to a man that cared about his fellow soldiers

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 09:38 PM

36. Don't forget that tRump also said

he knows more about Isis than the generals do. The arrogance of this sick man knows no limit. I can't imagine him in a position of leadership with decision making power. We are so screwed if this happens.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 09:41 PM

37. He just can't help himself, can he? His narcissism is pathological. And terrifying.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 09:56 PM

41. Sig heil...............

He's a psychopath.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 10:03 PM

42. To the extent that the President is Head of State as well as Head of Government . . .

I think this tells us all we need to now about 'diplomacy' during a theoretical Trump presidency.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 10:24 PM

44. Psyched!

I have this little voice insisting that Trump will scream on 11/9 "PSYCHED! I was just kidding! Did not want to run anyway!"
"

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 11:23 PM

45. Don't forget

McShame and all the losers too!! Right Donnie- 'tiny fingers - and brain'.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 12:17 AM

46. Trump in hot water over comments about Muslim father's convention speech

Trump in hot water over comments about Muslim father's convention speech

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has come under fire for comments about the mother of a Muslim US Army soldier killed in Iraq. Trump's remarks have drawn criticism from Hillary Clinton and leading Democrats.

Date 31.07.2016

Donald Trump stirred up more controversy on Saturday over comments about the mother of a decorated Muslim US Army captain killed in Iraq, defending himself against accusations from the soldier's father that he had never sacrificed anything.

Pakistani-American lawyer Khizr Khan gave a moving speech at the Democratic convention on Thursday that criticized Trump's anti-Muslim, anti-minority and anti-women comments. He was flanked by his wife Ghazala Khan, who wore a headscarf and chose not to speak.

Their son, Captain Humayun Khan, was killed by a bomb in Iraq in 2004, and was later honored with a Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

"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," Trump said, in an interview with ABC's "This Week." The comments were taken on social media to mean that as a female Muslim she wasn't allowed to speak.

More:
http://www.dw.com/en/trump-in-hot-water-over-comments-about-muslim-fathers-convention-speech/a-19439606

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 10:17 AM

49. The mother was clearly shattered

To go after a couple that heart broken is unforgivable.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 10:56 AM

50. This is where Trump's rhetoric hits, dare I say it, a wall.

When "the Muslims" go from being these almost alien foreigners with strange beliefs and customs far away on the other side of the world to being, you know, your neighbors and friends, then your agenda of making them the former will fail.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 10:58 AM

51. Anastasia Somoza said it best

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Jul 31, 2016, 07:24 PM

53. K&R

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