Donald Trump has criticized many before. Last year, Trump denounced Senator John McCain who was a prisoner in the Vietnam War. But, all of his criticisms were usually aimed at politicians. This time, Trump took his bullying a step forward by attacking Khizr and Ghazala Khan, parents of a solider who died in battle. The Khan family has the sympathy of Americans, making Trump look unpatriotic. At the Democratic National Convention, Khizr Khan delivered a powerful speech attacking Trump’s immigration policy. Khan argued that Trump’s proposed plan of temporarily banning Muslims would have prevented his family from entering the United States. Khan allegated that Trump "sacrificed nothing and no one". He also questioned if Trump has read the Constitution, saying that there should be liberty and equality. …show more content…
Trump says that he made many sacrifices by creating jobs and using his resources. Trump even goes as far to say that he’d “like to hear his wife say something”. Later, Ghazala Khan said that she did not say anything because she did not want to break down crying. As a result of his responses to Khizr Khan, Trump has been under fire. Both Democrats and Republicans are attacking Trump and his poll numbers are falling. In a Fox News poll, Clinton was winning 12 percent of Republicans compared to Trump’s 5 percent of Democrats. The brawl between Trump and Khan blew up on Twitter, creating a hashtag: #TrumpSacrifices. People on Twitter sarcastically said they had made big sacrifices such as sitting in traffic, riding public transport, and staying at a three star
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with the European countries and could connect to the events that happened, where as the public had little information about the country of Vietnam and what was happening. This view can be seen in a poll that was taken in 1964 that stated, “A Gallup poll in 1964 revealed that two-thirds of the American people had paid little or no attention to developments in South Vietnam…” Americans had a very hard time trying to figure out where this place called Vietnam was, the majority of the country could not point it out on a map. Even soldiers who were drafted for the Vietnam War had no idea where Vietnam was. I conducted interviews with two Vietnam Veterans, and they both said the things about when they were drafted, one stated, “I had no idea where Vietnam was. I was a farm boy from
In April 1971 John Kerry gave his famous statement before the Senate of Foreign Relations Committee, “Vietnam Veterans Against the War”. He presented this speech as a plea from the veterans across the country to the government of the United States to bring an end to the war in Vietnam. Kerry’s speech was used to enlighten the committee about the true horrors going on in Vietnam and was effective in doing so. He used various examples of what had happened and what was still occurring. Kerry also explained the tragic effect of the many who did return home from the war. By doing so he was able to bring attention to the truth about the Vietnam War which so many americans had ignored.
In his charged oration, Farrakhan addressed his talking points to Trump and discounted the GOP leader's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again" by offering his interpretation of the
Spain had a lot of power behind her to begin with and then she ended up falling because she went into war and a very young vice president came into the White House because the president (Mckinley) was shot and killed on a hike. Most Americans wanted freedom but ended up not getting it in the end. When Theodore Roosevelt was part of the Rough Riders, he commented that ‘Nine-tenths of the men were better horsemen then I was, and probably two- thirds were better shots, but no one could command them as I could.’
This book is a collection of 67 first hand people of the Vietnam war by Americans who were involved. The book begins with an Oss mission to help Ho Chi Minh against the Japanese near the end of World War 2 and ends with the all of a sudden evacuation of Saigon in 1975. The range of people included is immense from grunts in the infantry to gung-ho generals, from anti-war activists visiting North Vietnam to the wives of State Department officials in Saigon. The outcome is a big sweeping sight of the United States ' involvement with Vietnam over thirty years, but at the same time one with the feeling of immediacy that only such personal accounts can offer.
The U.S is sending troops to a place most Americans couldn't point out on a map. This place is called Vietnam. My opinion on the draft is that is was extremely unfair for people that couldn't afford to send their kids to college. If your draft number was called you would have to go to war unless you could afford to go to college. And for many people this was not an option which meant war for them. Fortunately for me, my birthday has a high draft number however, I would still be scared if they ever got to numbers that high. the families of the draftees if your number got called you were most likely devastated with the news. This war ended up having over 50,000 casualties from Americans lives alone. That number is outrageous considering how many people did not agree with the war in the first place.
In the heated contest for the American Presidency, candidates have been known to use rhetoric to gain the upper-hand and influence voters. Donald Trump, known for his hot temper and crass mannerism, is running as a Republican candidate against the Democratic Hillary Clinton who has a reputation for political cowardice and deceit. Trump grabbed the limelight in a negative way; once again, when media took advantage of a kairotic moment, or an exploitable and vulnerable situation, from his past, by discussing Trump shown on film voicing his opinion that John McCain is not a war hero--because he was captured (CSPAN 2015). To add to the cloud of negativity patriotic Americans began to build up in their
So I've been contemplating the whole Khan family vs Trump's exchange of words in the media. Trump claims to have respect for our veterans and their families yet he showed no compassion when he went after a fallen hero's parents. He didn't even hesitate to throw in the religion card when he insinuated that the mother of Captain Khan wasn't allowed to speak and correlating it to her being a Muslim. For those on the right that claim to love America and its veterans, if any of Donald's many hate filled tweets and speeches didn't wake you up earlier from supporting him, then this should be where the buck stops. Otherwise, you're reaffirming his insensitive and racist rhetoric. I want Trump to know that the sacrifice made by myself and the thousands
In the article, Trump stirs outrage after he lashes out at the Muslim parents of a dead U.S. soldier, by Jose A. DelReal and Anne Gearan, it summarizes that Donald Trump does not have what it is to be a president. Most of this has come from the fact that because his actions stirred commotions amongst the press and caused for people to think he does not have the qualities such as compassion to be president. Other people even went on to say that what he says is not even normal and worthy of saying that he has no redeemable qualities. As a result, from this event, a man named Khizr Khan talked back in opposition against Trump in his ideals about Muslims and immigrants. Afterwards, Trump gained an overwhelming amount of backlash from this and he
In a Politico website article titled, “Trump defends himself on response to Obama Muslim question” by Ali Breland, published on September 19, 2015, it talks about the recent Republican debate where controversial issues were brought up regarding faith and religion, leading Donald Trump to a loss in his polls for his presidential election. On the day of the debate, Donald Trump was encountered by a harsh statement, made by an audience member, who had called Obama a Muslim. At that time, Donald Trump did not react to his statement, but because of that he was being questioned by many of his voters, on his take of the controversial issue. Some people believed he was a supporter of Muslims and not having said anything lead him to a downfall in his
The topic of the cartoon is the recent statements from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, in which he states that the election will be rigged causing him to lose. At a rally in Columbus, Ohio, Trump made his first accusation of a rigged election, saying, "And I'm telling you, November 8, we'd better be careful, because that election is going to be rigged." He also stated it was due to voter identification issues and that people will vote up to 10 times against him. Many professionals call this untrue and impossible to achieve due to our technology and higher voter security. Trump’s accusations stem from the DNC email leaks of seven party officials from earlier this year, where there was apparent favoritism to Clinton over her then-opponent Senator Bernie Sanders.
Millions suffered. More than fifty thousand people died, and hundreds of protests. The Vietnam War, one of the longest wars ever fought by the United States, became an era full of controversy, nonviolent protests, and unwanted attention to the U.S. After the war escalated to its highest point in the 1960s, President Lyndon B. Johnson started drafting more young men into war. This decision was highly criticized by anti-war supporters and the young men’s family. The Vietnam War was proved to be a common topic among writers who felt the need to fight against the war, and combat the issue of drafting. Still today, the Vietnam War is one of the mostly highly debated conflicts in the US.
To me, due to the corruption and unpopularity of Southern Vietnamese government, the war was unwinnable.
Donald Trump then began to walk on a tightrope when addressing immigrants from Mexico. In his speech, Trump begins to test waters about immigrants from Mexico by claiming, “They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing