Donald Trump simply couldn’t keep his mouth shut.
What began as typical Democrat Party puppet theater has boiled over into one of the most ridiculous and upsetting narratives spilling over from two weeks of political conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia.
Khizr and Ghazala Khan, Gold Star Parents whose son died in Iraq, appeared at the Democrat Convention in Philadelphia. Khizr Khan was upset by Donald Trump’s plan to ban Muslim immigration from nations suffering from systemic outbreaks of Islamist terrorism and violence. Mr. Khan waved around a Constitution asking if Donald Trump had ever read it. He said that Donald Trump was a man who hadn’t sacrificed anything.
Article I, Section 8, of the United States Constitution empowers Congress to regulate immigration. Congress, not the President, has the sole power to decide who may immigrate and who may not immigrate to America. I’m assuming this is what Mr. Khan was referring to when he was waving his little pocket sized Constitution around in Philadelphia.
Donald Trump’s response to all of this was that he would “like to hear his wife say something” – I suppose insinuating that Ghazala was not allowed to speak.
This set off a media frenzy. Khizr Khan has been making stops on all the cable programs to denounce Donald Trump as having a “Black Soul” and being unqualified to be President.
Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, released a statement saying,
America’s greatness is built on the principles of liberty and preserved by the men and women who wear the uniform to defend it. As I have said on numerous occasions, a religious test for entering our country is not reflective of these fundamental values. I reject it. Muslim Americans have served valiantly in our military, and made the ultimate sacrifice. Captain Khan was one such brave example. His sacrifice—and that of Khizr and Ghazala Khan—should always be honored. Period.
Governor John Kasich chimed in, “There’s only one way to talk about Gold Star parents: with honor and respect. Capt. Khan is a hero. Together, we should pray for his family”.
Donald Trump, in an attempt to sound reasonable said, “While I feel deeply for the loss of his son, Mr. Khan who has never met me, has no right to stand in front of millions of people and claim I have never read the Constitution, (which is false) and say many other inaccurate things,” NBC.
As if this narrative wasn’t ridiculous enough, enter Theodore and Walid Shoebat with an article detailing everything the media was failing to report about Mr. Khizr Khan.
Saudi interests with using Khan to advance Muslim immigration and advance Muslim Sharia is a lengthy subject. And it has ties to Hillary Clinton’s aid Huma Abedin as well. It will take hours of reading just to cover this topic on how it was The House of Saud’s “Muslim Minority Affairs” and the Abedins (Huma Abedin and family) that played a central role in using Muslim immigration to infiltrate the west with Wahhbi agenda.
Trump supporters are now using this article to defend Donald Trump as being correct in responding to Mr. Khan’s DNC speech as he did. However, absolutely nothing in the article had anything to do with Donald Trump’s response and there is absolutely no evidence whatsoever that Donald Trump was aware of any of the claims made by Shoebat.
What is astonishing, is that this entire debacle was unnecessary. Donald Trump clearly has a problem taking criticism, a character flaw which will be the cause of a great many challenges in a future Trump Administration, especially considering Trump’s desire to end the 1st Amendment rights of journalists. Speaker Ryan and Governor Kasich were absolutely right. There is no situation where it is appropriate for a politician to take shots at the mother and father of a fallen Captain in the United States Army.
When asked about Khan’s father’s speech, all Mr. Trump needed to say was, “As an opponent of the Iraq War and as an American, I can only express my sympathy to the Khan family and my appreciation for Captain Khan’s and for his family’s sacrifice on behalf of our great nation”. Or something to that extent (leaving out his Iraq position would be preferable, but he is a politician).
Instead, he had to respond like a jerk, making the Trump vs. Khan feud a national story for the better part of a week. This is horribly unfortunate in every possible way. For those cheering Trump’s remarks and using the Shoebat article as your defense – one has absolutely nothing to do with the other. All you are communicating to the nation is that Donald Trump’s supporters will never admit that he’s wrong, will never side against him on anything, no matter how inappropriate Trump may have been.
This is a depressing situation folks. This is awful – it’s just awful all around.