Republican Presidential Candidate, Donald Trump has once again received condemnation from senior Republican figures as his bid to unite the party seems to be failing.
Several key party figures stayed away from the party convention as a result of their disagreement with several of Trump’s controversial opinions on Muslims, women and even immigrants.
The latest controversy came after the parents of a US Army Capt, Humayun Khan, who was killed by a car bomb in 2004 in Iraq at the age of 27 spoke at the Democratic National Convention. Khizr Khan and his wife, who are both Muslims said in their speech that under Trump, their son would not even have been able to come to America.
Donald Trump’s response was to suggest that Mrs. Khan was perhaps not allowed to speak at the convention because, “She had nothing to say… Maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say. You tell me.”
Mrs. Khan denied the claims in an opinion article in the Washington Post.
Many have interpreted his comments as disrespectful and a former Republican Presidential candidate, John McCain, who is also a war veteran has condemned Trump’s comments. In a statement, McCain said,
“I cannot emphasize enough how deeply I disagree with Mr. Trump’s statement,”
“I hope Americans understand that the remarks do not represent the views of our Republican Party, its officers, or candidates.”