The bizarre week began with a Trump interview that aired Sunday on ABC. Trump started pushing back against Khizr Khan, the father of a Muslim American soldier killed in Iraq. In a speech last week at the Democratic National Convention, Khan said that Trump had “sacrificed nothing and no one” and that his policies, such as a ban on Muslims entering the U.S., made him unfit to be president.
Trump did not back down from the criticism, arguing to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that he had sacrificed through business success. He doubled down on his comments later in the day, arguing that Khan did not know him and “has no right” to question his knowledge of the Constitution.
The GOP candidate’s most provocative comment about Khan, however, came in a pair of jabs in which he questioned why Khan’s wife was silent during the DNC speech — implying that a strict adherence to Islam was to blame.
The Democrats and their accomplices in the news media want to smear Trump with the racist, xenophobic label. Trump who comes from New York has worked with a diverse set of people from all religions, races, national origins and political ideologies. I would bet that up until the time he decided to run for President he has never in his business career been called a racist. Trump has no real political ideology. He is neither a Democrat nor a Republican. He is a real estate developer and he views the world through art of deal making. Now that Trump is in politics, he must come to the realization that name calling is nothing personal against him. The only reason why the Democrats, with the help of the news media, label him racist, xenophobe, misogynist, etc is because they want him to lose the election.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The uproar over Donald Trump’s criticism of a bereaved Army family put vulnerable GOP senators in a tight spot, underscoring anew the political challenges created for Republicans by their newly minted presidential nominee. And with the general election campaign now squarely underway, the firestorm over Trump’s attacks on the Khan family is likely just a taste of trials to come as Republicans negotiate how closely to align with their volatile nominee.
I have never seen such an outpouring of patriotism at a Democratic Convention before in recent years. It reminded me of watching a Republican Convention. Whenever the Republicans demonstrate patriotism like that at their Conventions it is characterized by the leftist news media as insincere, pretentious, shallow, overdone, superficial and stagy. The Democratic Party along with their accomplices in the news media are just a bunch of hypocrites.
This article was first published on the Council on Foreign Relations site. This week the State Department engaged in a remarkable assault on Israel. Both in tone and in content, it marks a new hostility—and plenty of sheer ignorance. The comment was titled “Recent Israeli Settlement Announcements,” and the full text ran as follows: We are deeply concerned by reports today that the Government of Israel has published tenders for 323 units in East Jerusalem settlements. This follows Monday’s announcement of plans for 770 units in the settlement of Gilo. We strongly oppose settlement activity, which is corrosive to the cause of peace.
The Obama Administration is “deeply concerned” by reports that Government of Israel is allowing their own citizens to build homes and settle in Jerusalem the capital of their own country. I just wish that the same Obama Administration would be just half as “deeply concerned” about the influx of illegal immigrants and Islamic terrorists crossing our open borders and settling in American cities and communities as they are about Israel’s domestic policies.
Computer hacking, emails and indications of Russian involvement have evolved into a political issue in the presidential campaign between Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump.
This week, Trump encouraged Russia to seek and release more than 30,000 other missing emails deleted by Clinton, the former secretary of state. Democrats accused him of trying to get a foreign adversary to conduct espionage that could affect this November’s elections, but Trump later said he was merely being sarcastic.
The Democratic Party’s accomplices in the leftist news media are trying to spin the cyber-security incident against the DNC as some kind of plot by Russia to help Donald Trump win the election on the assumption that Trump will be more accommodating with Russia. Why would Putin prefer Trump as President when, under Hillary’s tenure as Secretary of State, he was able to invade Crimea, annex portions of the Ukraine, get access to trillions of dollars of Black Sea oil and gas, station Russian troops in Syria, maintain his buddy Assad as dictator, sign a defense pact with Syria, Iran and Iraq (who we put in power) and win Russia a sphere of influence in the Middle East? Putin accomplished all this under the tenure of Secretary of State Clinton. Common sense tells me that it would be more advantageous for Putin if Hillary Clinton is in charge of U.S. foreign policy over Trump any day.
At last week’s convention, Khizr Khan delivered a stinging rebuke of Trump over his call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States — a policy that would have prevented his son from serving in the U.S. military.