Donald Trump has crossed many lines in his candidacy thus far, almost too many too count. It truly should be such a massive red flag that he literally cannot bring himself to stop lying, to stop being a dick, to leave a situation alone. Never mind that he insinuated that Ghazala was not allowed to speak in public (“I don’t know. You tell me.”). Never mind that of the missteps Clinton has made in this election, none of which have been at the level of hundreds of Trump blunders, she has quickly apologized and/or handled it very graciously (apart from protesters maybe, whom everyone struggles with), and if she did this, she would be crucified.
President Obama condemned Trump for his constant attacks against the U.S. military and his most recent spat with the Khans, a family who spoke out against Trump in a moving speech at the Democratic National Convention by citing the sacrifice of their son Humayun Khan, who died in Iraq in 2004. Obama said:
“As commander in chief, I’m pretty tired of some folks trash-talking America’s military and troops. Our military is somewhat smaller after two major ground wars [have] come to a close. That’s natural. And we’re gonna keep doing everything we need to do improve readiness and modernize our forces. But let’s get some facts straight. We have the most capable fighting force in history, and we’re gonna keep it that way. And no ally or adversary should ever doubt our strength and our resolve.”
“‘Our Gold Star families have made a sacrifice that most of us cannot even begin to imagine. They represent the very best of our country,’ Obama said, echoing remarks that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton made in a video introducing the Khans. ‘They continue to inspire us every day, every moment. They serve as a powerful reminder of the true strength of America. And we have to do everything we can for those families and honor them and be humbled by them.’”
Donald Trump has gone low on many occasions, but this one is the worst. Questioning the military service of dead Americans is a red line and Trump supporters need to wake up. This man is bad for all Americans.