Donald Trump continues to suffer backlash from Democrats and Republicans following his attacks on the Khan family. The family lost their son, a decorated American soldier, in Iraq. The Muslim family “attacked” Trump at the DNC, and the billionaire snapped back, noting that Mr. Khan’s wife was “maybe not allowed to speak.”
The comment insinuates that Khan’s wife couldn’t speak because she is Muslim.
Trump’s comments about the Khan family have dominated the news and Trump’s White House campaign. John McCain, Republican Senator and former POW, also condemned Trump’s remarks. Trump has shown his lack of respect for the military with previous attacks on McCain, stating, “I like people who weren’t captured.”
The backlash has caused Trump’s campaign to ask Capitol Hill to provide support for the Republican nominee. “We want to get several member statements out today on this, and would really appreciate your help,” stated an email from Rob Wasinger, a congressional candidate working with the Trump campaign.
Wasinger’s appeal didn’t generate any help for Trump.
President Barack Obama gave a statement on the matter, but didn’t mention Trump by name. “No one has given more for our freedom and our security than our Golf Star families,” stated Obama at the convention for Disabled American Veterans.
Humayun Khan died when a suicide bomber went to drive his vehicle into a housing building filled with United States soldiers. Khan told his subordinates to stay away and famously ran towards the vehicle, saving countless lives in the process.