Donald Trump finds himself at the center of a smear campaign. There’s nothing new about that. It’s not the first and it won’t be the last. The lastest manufactured smear comes after The Donald more or less defended himself from criticism made by the Muslim parents of an American soldier who was killed on a battlefield back in 2004.
The young man’s father, Khzir Khan, remarked last week at the DNC that “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.” That’s not entirely true, but when have Democrats told the truth about anything?
So Donald Trump did what Donald Trump always does when he comes under assault. He hit back. In an interview with George Stephanopoulos (big mistake by Trump agreeing to this), the Donald remarked, “I think I’ve made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very hard. I’ve created thousands and thousands of jobs, tens of thousands of jobs, built great structures. I’ve had tremendous success. I think I’ve done a lot.” He also criticized Mrs. Khan for not speaking and letting her husband do all the talking. Trump said he would have liked to hear from her at the DNC.
At any rate, there is great consternation about Trump’s nerve at criticizing the Khan family. This is a common tactic by Democrats. They trot out victims to do their political bidding, then claim immunity from criticism because they’re victims. I’m sorry, when you step into the political arena the way the Khans did, you are fair game. If the Democrats want to protect the Khans, then leave them out of the political arena. I know they lost a son who was defending his nation, and I totally respect that, but if you want to enter the world of presidential politics, then prepare for some blowback.
Just ask Patricia Smith.