Donald Trump literally thinks being a rich asshole who builds skyscrapers with his name on them is a sacrifice for his country.
During the DNC earlier this week, Khizr Khan delivered a powerful rebuke of the Republican nominee by talking about how his son Humayun Khan gave his life for this nation so that his fellow soldiers could live while Trump has never sacrificed anything.
On Saturday, Trump responded by telling ABC News host George Stephanopoulos that he has “made a lot of sacrifices” and accused Khan of suppressing his wife’s ability to speak because of their Muslim faith.
“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,” Trump said.
Stephanopoulos then challenged Trump to name what sacrifices he has made for this country and the best he could do is brag about his businesses, which is not a sacrifice at all.
“I think I’ve made a lot of sacrifices,” Trump claimed. “I work very, very hard. I’ve created thousands and thousands of jobs, tens of thousands of jobs, built great structures. I’ve had tremendous success. I think I’ve done a lot.”
Here’s the video via ABC.
These are not sacrifices Trump has made. Sacrifice means you lose something for the greater good. These are things that Trump has done or claims to have done. And he sacrificed nothing to do them. Even when he brags about raising money for charity it’s not something he sacrificed because it is money that other people donated. Trump doesn’t open his own wallet unless it’s for himself and his own benefit.
Donald Trump dodged the draft during the Vietnam War and he mocks war heroes like John McCain and Humayun Khan who actually did sacrifice for their country. This is a man who bragged that his sleeping around with multiple women was his “personal Vietnam.” Trump does not know what it means to truly sacrifice. Neither he nor any of his children have served in the military or as public servants in their entire lives. None of them know what sacrifice is.
Khizr Khan lost his son. His son lost his life. Trumps builds shit and slaps his name on it.
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