John Oliver tore into Donald Trump during a segment of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, calling him a “sociopathic narcissist” over his controversial comments about Khizr Khan’s speech at the Democratic National Convention last week. Khan’s son, Army Captain Humayun Khan, was a U.S. Muslim soldier who was killed by a car bomb in Iraq in 2004 at age 27.
In his DNC address, Khizr said the Republican presidential nominee, 70, has “sacrificed nothing” for America. He also slammed Trump’s statements about banning Muslims from entering the United States. During the speech, Khizr’s wife, Ghazala, stood silently beside him.
Trump hit back at the remarks, saying that he’s “made a lot of sacrifices” because he “created thousands and thousands of jobs” and “built great structures.” He also insinuated that Ghazala “wasn’t allowed” to speak because of her religion.
Oliver, 39, whose own wife, Kate Norley, is a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, blasted Trump’s response to the Khan family. “She chose not to speak because she gets too upset when she sees images of her dead son’s face, you f--king a--hole,” Oliver said on his HBO show.
He also responded to the former Apprentice star’s statement that he’s made sacrifices by running a successful business. “No, they are absolutely not [sacrifices],” the British comedian said. “They are self-serving half-truths from a self-serving half-man who has somehow convinced half the country that sacrifice is the same thing as success.”
“Honestly, the main takeaway from these two weeks is that, incredibly, we may be on the brink of electing such a damaged, sociopathic narcissist, that the simple presidential duty of comforting the families of fallen soldiers may actually be beyond his capabilities,” Oliver continued. “And I genuinely did not think that was a part of the job that someone could be bad at.”
As previously reported, Ghazala also fought back against Trump’s criticism by penning an emotional op-ed published by The Washington Post on Sunday, July 31. “Here is my answer to Donald Trump: 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,” she wrote. “It has been 12 years, but you know hearts of pain can never heal as long as we live. Just talking about it is hard for me all the time.”
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