Welcome to The Times in Plain English   Click to listen highlighted text! Welcome to The Times in Plain English

Trump Digging Deeper Into a Hole

August 3, 2016
Plain English Version
Donald Trump, left and Khizr Khan.

Donald Trump left and Khizr Khan right.

Is Donald Trump playing a game with the American people? Some are saying, his campaign is “going off the rails.”

He makes it clear. If you attack him, he will attack you back.  But his attack will be more personal than yours.

Take the example of the mother and father of a U.S. soldier killed in Iraq. Khizr Kahn spoke at the Democratic convention. He said U.S. Muslims were patriots. He said their rights as Americans are part o of the Constitution. He asked of Trump, “Have you ever read the Constitution?” He spoke of his son given the Bronze Star for heroism. He said of Trump, “You have sacrificed nothing and no one.”

Trump said he said he had sacrificed also. Sacrificed in building his businesses!

The simple thing Trump could have said was he was sorry for their loss. The family is a Gold Star family. It means they lost a family member in combat. This country honors these families. Instead, Trump attacked Mrs. Khan who was present for “not speaking.” He said was “she not allowed to speak?” He said the Democrats wrote the speech.

Trump earlier said that Senator John McCain was not a hero because the enemy captured him. This latest attack was too much for almost everyone.

Veteran’s groups expressed outrage, as did many politicians. Political experts could not explain why Trump would pick this fight. Here is one possible thought. This approach works for him. His supporters say this what makes him “different.”

The election is three months away. Some are saying that Trump may want to lose the race. Maybe he does not want to be president. Trump is already saying the election “is rigged.” Is his candidacy a plan to develop a new business?

Trump’s actions are so out of the ordinary. It is hard to know what to make of them. This incident with the Gold Star family is one of many unusual actions. This campaign is the strangest in memory.

Source: The New York Times August 1, 2016

Print Friendly

In Brief

Too Many Antibiotics Can Make Children Heavier

Children who use a lot of antibiotics gain more weight than others. The weight they gain may stay with them into adulthood.

A study of...

Enemy of the Day: Sugar

The U.S. government is saying how much sugar we should consume. They suggest that only 10 percent of the average person’s calories should come...

Reduce Carbs or Fat: Which is the Best Way to Lose Weight?

According to one expert, “It is a lousy question.” Fats, he said, go from bad to good. All diets should have the “good” monounsaturated...

Warnings About Over-the-Counter Drugs

It is not always safe to take over-the-counter drugs (OTCs). The longer you take them, the greater the risk you will incur. They may...


  • dictionary
  • English Dictionary

Double click on any word on the page or type a word:

Powered by DictionaryBox.com
Click to listen highlighted text!