Trump: I've made a lot of sacrifices

Republican presidential nominee fires back at accusations from Muslim man who attacked him during a speech at the Democratic convention.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Donald Trump
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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Saturday fired back at accusations from the father of a slain Muslim soldier who said that the billionaire has "sacrificed nothing" for his country, AFP reports.

Khizr Khan -- whose son died in Iraq -- accused Trump of vilifying American Muslims in a steely rebuke that electrified the Democratic convention on Thursday.

"Go look at the graves of brave patriots who died defending the United States of America," Khan said to Trump. "You will see all faiths, genders and ethnicities. You have sacrificed nothing and no one."

But Trump brushed off Khan's words in an interview with ABC News on Saturday, stating that he thinks he has made "a lot of sacrifices".

"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," said Trump, according to AFP.

Trump also questioned whether his rival, Hillary Clinton, had been behind Khan's address, which the father said he wrote with his wife Ghazala.

"Who wrote that? Did Hillary's script writers write it?" Trump said in the interview, which is set to air in full on Sunday and of which excerpts were released Saturday.

"If you look at his wife, she was standing there. She had nothing to say," Trump said, adding that "maybe she wasn't allowed to have anything to say."

Clinton released a statement Saturday saying the Khans were "the best of America".

"I was very moved to see Ghazala Khan stand bravely and with dignity in support of her son on Thursday night," Clinton said in the statement, according to AFP.

"This is a time to honor the sacrifice of Captain Khan and all the fallen. Captain Khan and his family represent the best of America, and we salute them," she added.




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