jaden violet, thank you for the comments. You seem very passionate. Which is good. You point out various critiques of Trump’s interview. But you did not point out any specific criticism Trump made of Khizr Khan. Perhaps your hyper-partisanship and personal dislike for Donald Trump have made it difficult for you to make a balanced assessment of the media response to Trump’s statements about Khizr Khan.
Whatever your views on Trump, it is quite a stretch to call Trump’s specific statements about the Khans “criticisms” or “attacks,” as most of the mainstream media continues to do.
Trump’s statements about the Khans:
“He was, you know, very emotional. And probably looked like — a nice guy to me.
“His wife, 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, but plenty of people have written that. She was extremely quiet and looked like she had nothing to say. A lot of people have said that.
“And personally, I watched him. I wish him the best of luck, George.”
Khizr Khan on the other hand has leveled all manner of personal insults against Trump.
Khan’s statements about Trump:
He said Trump displayed a “lack of empathy and heartlessness.”
Trump has a “lack of common sense.”
“Have you even read the United States constitution?”
He called Trump a “black soul.”
“He is totally unfit for the leadership of this beautiful country.”
These are not policy critiques, these are personal insults.
Now, you may happen to agree with most of Khan’s statements about Trump. But don’t let your dislike for Trump and his speaking style and his statements about his own life and his statements about the war in Iraq distract you from the plain fact that all he has said about Khizr Khan is that he looks like a nice guy and Trump wishes him the best of luck.