What did Donald Trump say about Khan? Recap of candidate’s comments about US veteran
It all started at the Democratic National Convention back in late July when the grieving parents of a Muslim soldier killed in Iraq took the stage to support Hillary Clinton.
U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan was killed in Baghdad in 2004.
With his wife standing by his side, Khizr Khan attacked Donald Trump for his (now toned-down) plan to ban all Muslims from the United States.
Hillary Clinton was right when she called my son "the best of America." If it was up to Donald Trump, he never would have been in America. Donald Trump consistently smears the character of Muslims. He disrespects other minorities — women, judges, even his own party leadership. He vows to build walls and ban us from this country.
Trump immediately went on the offensive, attacking Khan's wife, Ghazala.
"His wife, if you look at his wife, she was standing there," Trump said in an interview with ABC. "She had nothing to say. She probably, maybe she wasn't allowed to have anything to say. You tell me, but plenty of people have written that. She was extremely quiet and it looked like she had nothing to say."
He also disputed the Khan's claim that Trump had "sacrificed nothing and no one."
"I think I've made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very hard," he told ABC News.
And then, in true Trump fashion, he took to Twitter to again attack the Khans for supporting Hillary Clinton.
The feud went on for days. Shortly after, a Fox News poll found that nearly 70% of respondents said Trump was "out of bounds."
Arizona Sen. John McCain, a former POW during Vietnam, criticized Trump in a statement.
McCain recently pulled his support for the GOP nominee.