As political media battles go, Trump got by far the worst of it (at least so far). While hardly vicious in his response (compared to how the hostile media painted it), it was poorly handled. He should have anticipated the coordinated media attack that was coming after Kahn’s appearance at the DNC, especially when Trump was scheduled to go on with Clinton’s GoTo Guy George Stephanopoulos. Did the Trump campaign not have a sit down with the candidate to go over how Stephanopoulos would likely try to set him up? If not, shame on him. You can bet Stephanopoulos and his team planned it out.
Hopefully it is a lesson learned. Trump’s foolishness in being bested by Snakey Stephanopoulos, however, does not excuse the utter cravenness of Crooked Hillary and how she personally attacked Pat Smith and called her a liar. If they are going to call out Trump, then shouldn’t we call out Hillary Clinton and Chris Matthews and the others who attacked Pat Smith?
Hot Air: Washington Examiner: Byron York: Khizr Kahn, Donald Trump, and the debate over Muslim immigration (the return of Cindy Sheehan, but ignore Pat Smith), Gold Star Families to Trump: Apologize (and when you are in a hole, stop digging), Cory Lewandowski: It Trump were president Capt. Kahn would still be alive
Instapundit: Why Trump’s message resonates with so many voters, While Trump battles the media, Hillary keeps lying, PJ Media: Where was Hillary Clinton when Capt. Kahn died?, Howard Kurtz: Austin Bay is right, Yes, the media is running with Hillary on the argument “Trump is dangerous” and expect it to continue through November, Goat Rodeo (Donald, you fell for the trolling),Hillary says Benghazi mother “may not recall what [Hillary] told them about the video”, Whose Constitution? Byron York on Khizr Kahn and Donald Trump,