Donald Trump is “truly shameless” to attack Muslim Khizr Khan and his wife for repudiating the former reality TV star at the Democratic convention, according to the Clinton campaign.
Khizr spoke at the convention in Philadelphia earlier this week, strongly repudiating Trump’s immigration policies. Khizr and his wife Ghazala, who stood by his side while giving the speech, had a son who was an Army captain who died in Iraq back in 2004.
On Saturday, Trump pointed out that his wife was silent during the speech. “I’d like to hear his wife say something,” he said in a New York Times interview, which was taken as a suggestion that she was silent because she is a Muslim woman.
Trump’s response earned a sharp rebuke from the Clinton campaign on Saturday.
“Trump is truly shameless to attack the family of an American hero,” tweeted Clinton campaign spokeswoman Karen Finney. “Many thanks to the Khan family for your sacrifice, we stand with you.”