Khizr Khan and wife Ghazala have responded to Donald Trump’s comments on the outspoken father’s speech at the DNC, carrying a far angrier tone than what we’ve seen in the past few days. Khan’s DNC speech gained attention when the father of fallen US Army Captain Humayun Khan pulled out his own copy of the Constitution and informed the Republican candidate that he had sacrificed nothing.
After a few days of silence on the matter, including several Trump representatives noting the candidate wouldn’t comment on the matter, Trump finally spilled while talking with ABC News host George Stephanopoulos. He made note of all the sacrifices he had made — spawning a fine hashtag in the process — and went on to make personal remarks about the Khans:
Trump appeared to try to brush the speech aside, saying that Khan “was, you know, very emotional and probably looked like a nice guy to me.”
Trump also 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.”
This appears to be Trump tipping his hat to some on far-right wing and nationalist Twitter, who have suggested that Ghazala Khan was silent during her husband’s speech because they are Muslim that Khizr Khan prohibits his wife from speaking.