London: Taking on Donald Trump for his criticism of the Muslim couple whose son was killed in Iraq, US President Barack Obama has said he is tired of some folks trash-talking America’s military and troops.
Addressing the annual convention of the Disabled American Veterans group in Atlanta on Monday, Obama said, “No one, no one, has given more for our freedom and our security than our gold star families (those whose family members died in service). Michelle and I have spent countless hours with them. We have grieved with them.”
The Republican presidential nominee had at his convention earlier suggested that Khizr Khan, father of the killed Muslim soldier in Iraq, has recited a speech written by Hillary Clinton’s speechwriters, reports the Guardian.
He also claimed that Khan’s wife Ghazala remained silent at the convention because of her religion, which does not permit her to have a say.
” Donald Trump consistently smears the character of Muslims. He disrespects other minorities, women, judges, even his own party leadership. He vows to build walls and ban us from this country,” said Khan in his speech.
He further challenged Trump to read the American Constitution and look for words ‘liberty’ and ‘equal protection of law’.
At the Democratic convention in Philadelphia, Obama continued that he was “humbled” to be introduced by Sharon Belkofer, whose son Tom, a lieutenant colonel in the army, died in Afghanistan.
The US President also lashed out at Trump for praising Saddam Hussein.
“Let me say something else about this generation. As commander-in-chief, I’m pretty tired of some folks trash-talking America’s military and troops,” he said and added that the US still has “the most capable fighting force in history and we’re going to keep it that way”. (ANI)