Donald Trump is such a thin-skinned narcissist, that even the slightest criticism causes him to lash out at people. In the process he makes himself look like a fool and because he’s such a narcissist, he doesn’t know when to just shut up and let things lie.
During the Democratic National Convention, Khizr Khan spoke about his son, Humayun, an Army captain who was killed in Iraq in 2004. His wife, Ghazala stood next to him and did not say a word.
Trump, in another example of his stupidity as well as a wink and nod to his nationalist following says Mrs. Khan wasn’t allowed to speak. In an interview with George Stephanopoulos, he said:
“If you look at his wife, she was standing there. She had nothing to say. She probably, maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say. You tell me.”
That wasn’t the case an in an op-ed with the Washington Post, Ghazala Khan tells Donald Trump why she didn’t speak:
Donald Trump has asked why I did not speak at the Democratic convention. He said he would like to hear from me. Here is my answer to Donald Trump: Because without saying a thing, all the world, all America, felt my pain. I am a Gold Star mother. Whoever saw me felt me in their heart.
And then she lays it all out:
Humayun is my middle son, and the others are doing so well, but every day I feel the pain of his loss. It has been 12 years, but you know hearts of pain can never heal as long as we live. Just talking about it is hard for me all the time. Every day, whenever I pray, I have to pray for him, and I cry. The place that emptied will always be empty.
I cannot walk into a room with pictures of Humayun. For all these years, I haven’t been able to clean the closet where his things are — I had to ask my daughter-in-law to do it. Walking onto the convention stage, with a huge picture of my son behind me, I could hardly control myself. What mother could? Donald Trump has children whom he loves. Does he really need to wonder why I did not speak?
Donald Trump said that maybe I wasn’t allowed to say anything. That is not true. My husband asked me if I wanted to speak, but I told him I could not. My religion teaches me that all human beings are equal in God’s eyes. Husband and wife are part of each other; you should love and respect each other so you can take care of the family.
Naturally there are people defending Trump. Again. How in the world can people defend such a terrible human being?
Donald Trump had better wake up to reality: He’s going to be criticized. From all sides. Yet, instead of politely disagreeing with the Khans while acknowledging their grief, he chooses to go the asshole route because that’s who he is as a person. He spends more time engaging in pissing matches with people than running an actual campaign.
Except this time he met his match. Khizr and Ghazala Khan are not going to be bullied by Trump. Good for them.