It’s funny because it’s coming from her. The most corrupt and evil politician this planet has had the misfortune to encounter.
Hillary Clinton harrumphed Sunday that she didn’t know ‘where the bottom is’ when it comes to Donald Trump’s ‘offensive’ remarks, as she defended Muslim-American couple Khizr and Ghazala Khan, who lost a son in Iraq.
Clinton spoke to reporters traveling with her during a stop at Grandpa’s Cheesebarn in Ashland, Ohio, about Trump’s problematic comments about the parents of deceased Captain Humayun Khan.
She said his argument with Khizr and Ghazala Khan proved what she’s been saying all along – he’s ‘temperamentally unfit and unqualified’ to be President of the United States.
‘Well, he called Mexicans rapists and criminals, he said a federal judge was unqualified because he had Mexican heritage, someone born in the neighboring state of Indiana. He called women pigs, he mocked a reporter with a disability,’ Clinton said.
Her running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, chimed in that he also ‘ridiculed a POW, John McCain.’
‘That’s right,’ Clinton agreed. ‘And I mean, any one of those things is so offensive, and then to launch an attack as he did on Captain Khan’s mother, a Gold Star mother, who stood there on that stage with her husband honoring the sacrifice of their son,’ Clinton continued.
‘I don’t know where the bottom is,’ she said.
The Khans attracted Trump’s attention after they stood onstage last week at the Democratic National Convention after Khizr delivered one of the fiercest rebukes of Trump at the four-day event.
‘Have you ever been to Arlington Cemetery? Go look at the graves of the brave patriots who died defending America — you will see all faiths, genders and ethnicities,’ he said, responding to Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from coming to the country. ‘You have sacrificed nothing and no one.’
The lawyer pulled out a pocket copy of the Constitution and said, ‘Have you ever even read it?’
Ghazala stood by silently by as her husband denounced Trump on stage The Republican presidential candidate implied after that her Muslim faith forced her not to speak.
Today Clinton spoke of the ‘overwhelming emotion’ that Khan felt in that moment and pointed out that she did speak in the days since.
The Gold Star mother authored a Washington Post op-ed that ran Sunday in which she spoke lovingly of her son, who died 12 years ago, and revealed that she asked him not to go to Iraq.
Khan also responded to Trump in the piece. She said she stayed quiet ‘because without saying a thing, all the world, all America, felt my pain. I am a Gold Star mother. Whoever saw me felt me in their heart.’
This afternoon, at at retail stop in Ohio, Clinton, a former secretary of state, said her campaign has been in touch with the Khans and indicated that she was upset that their son’s death was now ‘being in effect looped into all of Trump’s vitriol.’
‘There’s no way I could match the eloquence and the courage of, of his parents,’ the Democratic nominee added.
Republicans, she hoped, would stop standing by their man.
‘I think this is a time to pick country over party,’ Clinton said. ‘And a number of Republicans have said that.’
Echoing a similar sentiment Clinton had expressed the day before, Kaine said,’ I mean if you could not show empathy for a Gold Star mom and dad, there’s something fundamentally missing in your personality.’
Hillary Clinton told voters gathered in a Youngstown gymnasium late Saturday: ‘Donald Trump is not a normal presidential candidate. Somebody who attacks everybody has something missing.’
Asked Sunday if she thought Trump’s statement was racist, Clinton demurred.
‘Well let’s focus on what the Khans themselves said and the example that they set of families whose children have served our country,’ the Democratic nominee for president replied.
‘They’re a Gold Star family, and I respect and honor the service [of] Captain Khan and the extraordinary dignity and bravery of his parents, and I will let others draw their own conclusions about the language used and the approach taken by Donald Trump,’ Clinton said.
Clinton added that Trump and his campaign have ‘consistently insulted and demeaned individuals, groups of Americans, people around the world.’
‘And one doesn’t know where the bottom is,’ Clinton said. ‘It’s hard to imagine anyone who has ever run to be President of the United States saying any of what he said.’
Continuing, she said, ‘And the accumulation of it all is just beyond my comprehension.’
She said Trump’s comments about the Khans bolstered her charge that he’s ‘temperamentally unfit and unqualified’ to hold the nation’s highest elected office.
‘And the latest attacks on the Khan family, on General Allen, just reinforces the doubts that any American should have about his campaign and the potential candidacy that he’s offering to the American people,’ she said.
Speaking at the predominantly black, non-denominational Imani Temple in Cleveland, Ohio, this morning, Clinton said she didn’t ‘recognize the message coming from the other side.’
‘Mr. Khan,’ Clinton began, pausing, ‘paid the ultimate sacrifice in his family, didn’t he?’
‘And what has he heard from Donald Trump? Nothing but insults, degrading comments about Muslims, a total misunderstanding of what made our country great – religious freedom, religious liberty,’ Clinton continued.
‘It’s enshrined in our Constitution, as Mr. Khan knows, because he actually read it.’
‘It’s a dark, divisive, hate-filled message,’ Clinton contended.
She remarked that there’s no religious test for political office in America. ‘Among our great strengths is our diversity of belief, of background, of race, of creed of ethnicity.’
‘And I want to leave you with this message: Tim Kaine and I are people of faith. It’s one of the things that drew me to him,’ she said, touting his missionary work in Honduras.