Twitter Destroys Donald Trump with #TrumpSacrifices

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In what has become an almost predictable cycle—Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump makes a ridiculous, insulting comment, he is condemned by Democrats, some Republicans, the press and social media. And then he back tracks. See the Russia/Putin/Hillary Clinton/DNC email hack debacle for a recent example.

This time, sensing that lawyer Khizr Khan got the best of him during his searing Democratic National Convention speech, Trump struck again. When the compelling Muslim American spoke on stage Thursday of the sacrifice his son, Capt. Humayun Khan, made by dying in Iraq in 2004—and also pointedly asking what sacrifice Trump ever made—the Republican presidential candidate had the nerve to not only say that he’s made “a lot of sacrifices,” he then went on to insult Khan’s wife, Ghazala, insinuating that she did not speak on stage because Muslim women aren’t allowed to.

“Who wrote that? Did Hillary’s script writers write it?” Trump said in an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. “I think I’ve made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very hard.”

He added, “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.” (By the way, Ghazala did speak in subsequent interviews and said she did not say anything because she was too broken up to do so when it comes to her dead son.)

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And then, Trump tried to (kinda) clean it up by saying Khan “was, you know, very emotional and probably looked like a nice guy to me.”

All hell then broke loose, not only because Trump once again insulted Muslims and Muslim women specifically, but because this particular Muslim woman is a “Gold Star mother”—a woman who has lost a child defending our country. There is nothing more sacrosanct to politicians and patriotic Americans.

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