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10 Tweets Showing #TrumpSacrifices Nothing Compared to Fallen Soldier

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The internet takes Trump to task for criticizing a Muslim woman whose son died in Iraq.


Donald Trump has made one of his most offensive comments yet.

The Republican presidential candidate criticized the family of a fallen soldier, U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, who was killed in Iraq in 2004.

Khan's father, Khizr, delivered a moving speech at the Democratic National Convention. Their family is Muslim, and Khizr honored his son's sacrifice by questioning what Trump, who has promoted fearmongering of Muslims by pushing for a travel ban, has given up for his country.

"Have you ever been to Arlington Cemetery?" questioned Khan, who noted his son would not have been able to serve in the military under a Trump presidency. "Go look at the graves of brave patriots who died defending the United States of America. You will see all faiths, genders, and ethnicities. You have sacrificed nothing and no one."

Trump's response? The GOP politician attacked Khan's wife, Ghaleza, who stood by her husband onstage.

"If you look at his wife, she was standing there," he said Saturday on ABC News. "She had nothing to say. She probably, maybe she wasn't allowed to have anything to say. You tell me."

ABC News, and many others on social media, interpreted Trump's remark to be an ignorant criticism of her faith.

"This appears to be Trump tipping his hat to some on far-right wing and nationalist Twitter, who have suggested that Ghazala Khan was silent during her husband's speech because they are Muslim that Khizr Khan prohibits his wife from speaking," the news source noted.

"I've made a lot of sacrifices," Trump also told ABC News. "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."

In response to Trump's interview, Ghazala wrote an emotional op-ed in the Washington Post that demonstrated her silence was rooted in grief.

"Here is my answer to Donald Trump: Because without saying a thing, all the world, all America, felt my pain," she stated. "I am a Gold Star mother. Whoever saw me felt me in their heart."

"Donald Trump said he has made a lot of sacrifices," she concluded. "He doesn't know what the word sacrifice means."

Twitter agreed with Khan. After Trump's remarks, the hashtag #TrumpSacrifices began trending on Twitter, which skewered the GOP politician for the so-called sacrifices he has made.

Take a look at some of the most insightful, brutal, and funny comments.

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Daniel Reynolds

Daniel Reynolds is the editor of social media for The Advocate. A native of New Jersey, he writes about entertainment, health, and politics.
Daniel Reynolds is the editor of social media for The Advocate. A native of New Jersey, he writes about entertainment, health, and politics.