The Democratic convention featured Muslim parents of a slain U.S. serviceman, contending that the Republican candidate “has sacrificed nothing and no one” and understands nothing about the U.S. Constitution.
How should Trump and his campaign respond?
A: Trump should declare, “I’ve made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very hard.”
B: Trump should suggest there’s something odd, abnormal, or sinister about the mother not speaking.
C: Trump should contend the father doesn’t want to keep terrorists out of the United States, declaring, “when you have radical Islamic terrorists probably all over the place, we’re allowing them to come in by the thousands and thousands. And I think that’s what bothered Mr. Khan more than anything else.”
D: Trump should boast that if he had been elected four terms earlier, their son wouldn’t have died.
E: Eric Trump should insist his father apologized to the parents when he has not.
F: A Trump campaign surrogate should suggest the father is a Muslim Brotherhood agent.
G: All of the above.
H: None of the above; take Mike Pence’s approach of declaring, “that’s what freedom looks like and that’s what freedom sounds like,” salute Khan as a hero and thank his family, and pivot to the issue.
Trump and his team chose ‘G’;
the correct answer was ‘H’.
What is amazing is how the Trump and his surrogates can take any bad situation and find an innovative, groundbreaking way to make it worse… day, after day, after day.