Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump doesn’t shy away when attacked. His common tactic throughout the election season has been to hit back twice as hard at his critics — no exceptions.
In a recent interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, Trump responded to the criticisms that were thrown against him by Khizr Khan, a Muslim father whose son was killed in 2004 by a car bomb in Iraq.
Khan’s speech was considered by some in the media to be one of the highlights of the Democratic National Convention, where he said on stage that Trump had “sacrificed nothing.” Recounting the tragic death of his son, it was an emotional moment for both audience members and Khan, whose wife was by his side.
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“If you look at his wife, she was standing there, she had nothing to say,” Trump told Stehanopoulos. “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.”
The billionaire real estate mogul also mentioned how he helped to build a Vietnam War memorial in Manhattan and raised money for veterans. But he didn’t stop there.
“I think I’ve made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very hard,” Trump said. “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.”
Trump is gaining traction and popularity despite the negative attacks from recent DNC speakers. Polls have shown him leading by a couple of points and it was even reported that four million more people tuned in to watch his acceptance speech than Hillary Clintons.
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