Donald Trump has started a feud with the parents of a fallen Muslim American soldier, and many leaders, including some in his party, are not pleased.
Khizr Khan, the father of Capt. Humayun Khan, who was killed in Iraq in 2014, had harsh words for Trump in his speech at the Democratic National Convention. Khan asked if Trump had ever read the Constitution, criticized him for calling for a ban on Muslims and said the Republican nominee has made no sacrifices in his life.
Trump responded on Twitter, writing, “Captain Khan, killed 12 years ago, was a hero, but this is about RADICAL ISLAMIC TERROR and the weakness of our ‘leaders’ to eradicate it!” Appearing on ABC, he also questioned why Khizr Khan’s wife, Ghazala, didn’t say anything while she stood next to her husband on the stage. “She was standing there, she had nothing to say, she probably, maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say, you tell me,” Trump said.
Ghazala Khan then wrote a Washington Post op-ed, calling Trump ignorant of Islam and sacrifice.
Throughout the back-and-forth between Trump and the Khans, other politicians have spoken up. Here’s what they have had to say.