Trump to slain soldier’s dad: ‘I’ve made sacrifices’

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WASHINGTON, DC: Donald Trump hit back Saturday at accusations from the father of a slain Muslim soldier that the billionaire has “sacrificed nothing” for his country, saying he had employed thousands of people. Khizr Khan—whose son died in Iraq—accused the Republican presidential nominee of vilifying American Muslims in a steely rebuke that electrified the Democratic convention on Thursday. “Go look at the graves of brave patriots who died defending the United States of America,” Khan said to Trump. “You will see all faiths, genders and ethnicities. You have sacrificed nothing and no one.” Trump brushed off Khan’s words in an interview with ABC News, insisting he had made “a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very hard. I’ve created thousands and thousands of jobs, tens of thousands of jobs, built great structures. I’ve had tremendous success. I think I’ve done a lot.” The brash billionaire has alienated many Americans with insults against immigrants, Muslims and women during his nomination campaign. Among his more controversial policy positions has been his call to ban Muslims from entering the United States and suggestions he would back profiling them.

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