| Hillary Called Benghazi Mom a Liar, But Media Freak Out over Trump on Muslim Parents
| Monday, August 01, 2016
|Donald Trump is embroiled in another media controversy, this time over his reaction when asked about the emotional speech at the Democratic National Convention by the bereaved parents of Capt. Humayun Khan, an immigrant soldier who died in Iraq in 2004.
As noted here at Breitbart News, the speech was a powerful rebuke, though factually incorrect: the Constitution does not bar religious tests for immigrants, for example.
Now the media has dutifully weaponized the speech to attack him.
In an interview with Maureen Down of the New York Times, and again
with former Clinton adviser George Stephanopoulos of ABC News, Trump
was asked to respond to the speech, which Khan’s father gave while his
mother stood silently. He told Dowd, “I’d like to hear his wife say
something,” referring to the subordinate status of women in Islam. Trump said the same to Stephanopoulos, adding that Khan’s father,
Khizr Khan, “looked like a nice guy to me,” and defending his own
“sacrifices”* for America.
He suggested that the Clinton campaign had
scripted Khan’s remarks — a charge the family later denied on MSNBC — and returned to his basic policy argument: “We’ve had a lot of problems with radical Islamic terrorism, that’s what I’d say.” In response, the usual freakout. Ezra Klein of Vox.com, for example, wrote an article headlined: “Donald Trump’s slander of Captain Humayun Khan’s family is horrifying, even for Trump.”
HT : BCF
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|posted by Major D Swami (Retired) @ 9:12 PM