Donald Trump has crossed many red lines before. He’s made horrible statements about minorities but his fixation on Muslims has made him the poster child of Islamophobic rhetoric. Not even a dead Muslim American soldier who sacrificed his life serving his country is immune to Trump’s criticism. It appears that President Barack Obama has had enough of Trump, pummeling him in a way that only the president can and it was perfect.
The president condemned Trump for his constant attacks against the U.S. military and his most recent spat with the Khans, a family who spoke out against Trump in a moving speech at the Democratic National Convention by citing the sacrifice of their son Humayun Khan, who died in Iraq in 2004. Obama said:
“As commander in chief, I’m pretty tired of some folks trash-talking America’s military and troops. Our military is somewhat smaller after two major ground wars [have] come to a close. That’s natural. And we’re gonna keep doing everything we need to do improve readiness and modernize our forces. But let’s get some facts straight. We have the most capable fighting force in history, and we’re gonna keep it that way. And no ally or adversary should ever doubt our strength and our resolve.”
“‘Our Gold Star families have made a sacrifice that most of us cannot even begin to imagine. They represent the very best of our country,’ Obama said, echoing remarks that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton made in a video introducing the Khans. ‘They continue to inspire us every day, every moment. They serve as a powerful reminder of the true strength of America. And we have to do everything we can for those families and honor them and be humbled by them.’”
Donald Trump has gone low on many occasions, but this one is the worst. Questioning the military service of dead Americans is a red line and Trump supporters need to wake up. This man is bad for all Americans.