In a convention that was so diseased and dystopian that it seemed to have been choreographed by Leni Riefenstahl, the most shamelessly cynical moment of all was the exploitation of a dead Muslim soldier to make the point that Donald Trump is a fanatical bigot. Khizr Khan and his wife – the parents of deceased Army Capt. Humayun S.M. Khan – were trundled out on the climactic night of the big production in Philly to denounce Trump and to wave a pocket constitution at him. It was a classic gotcha moment and one that was obviously planned in advance. Liberals, Democrats and Hillary’s media surrogates hailed Khan’s speech as if he had finally presented them with that long sought silver bullet that they could use to slay Trump with and weaponize his statement on banning Muslim foreigners from entering the country without properly being screened.
Naturally there were those who justifiably called bullshit on the Dems’ crass act with one of them being conservative pundit Ann Coulter who tweeted:
Coulter was immediately pounced on for her blasphemy by the closet Dem blowhard Erick Erickson, a failed Never Trumper and turncoat.
Then Trump – being Trump – chimed in as well with eight words that set off the latest feeding frenzy: “I’d like to hear his wife say something.” And then the shit hit the fan.
The New York Times took a break from pushing Trump-Putin conspiracy theory to blast the billionaire in the article “Donald Trump Criticizes Muslim Family of Slain U.S. Soldier, Drawing Ire”:
Donald J. Trump belittled the parents of a slain Muslim soldier who had strongly denounced Mr. Trump during the Democratic National Convention, saying that the soldier’s father had delivered the entire speech because his mother was not “allowed” to speak.
Mr. Trump’s comments, in an interview with George Stephanopoulos of ABC News that will air on Sunday, drew quick and widespread condemnation and amplified calls for Republican leaders to distance themselves from their presidential nominee. With his implication that the soldier’s mother had not spoken because of female subservience expected in some traditional strains of Islam, his comments also inflamed his hostilities with American Muslims.
The Washington Post also pushed the meme in the story “Backlash for Trump after he lashes out at the Muslim parents of a dead U.S. soldier”:
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 scriptwriters write it?” he asked in an interview with ABC.
Nobody who is railing against Trump today will bother to point out that BOTH of those preeminent publications propagandized for months to sell the public on the war in which Mr. Khan’s son was killed in.
It’s understandable that Mr. Khan is grieving over his dead son and despicable that the Democrats and the Clinton machine would exploit that grief to score political points on national television, especially on the very night that the viewership would be spiking due to Hillary’s demagogic acceptance speech.
How does it benefit Mr. Khan to support a candidate in Hillary Clinton who bears the lion’s share of the responsibility for the current refugee crisis as well as the unleashing of ISIS extremists to murder other Muslims? It was after all her brilliant idea to topple Muammar Gaddafi in one of those great regime change operations that the neocons and the cruise missile liberals are so fond of. How many Muslims perished after that blood-soaked fuck cluster?
She is hardly the type of woman who gives a rat’s ass about human collateral damage as is evident by this candid video shortly following her great Libyan triumph:
While the smear machine shifted into high gear Trump released a statement entitled “Setting the Record Straight” that included the transcript from the interview with Clinton stooge George Stephanopoulos where he made his comments that have been cherry-picked to fuel the anti-Trump agenda.