During the Democratic National Convention last week, Khizr Khan, the father of an American soldier who was killed in Iraq, delivered a scathing rebuke of Donald Trump, in which he claimed the Republican nominee knew nothing about making sacrifices. In an interview with ABC News, Trump responded to the speech by attacking Khan’s wife, insinuating that she was “not allowed” to speak at the convention because of the couple’s religion. Trump also argued that he, like the Khan family, made plenty of sacrifices by creating “tens of thousands of jobs” over the years.
Trump’s remarks sparked bipartisan condemnation. And on Sunday, John Oliver joined the chorus of widespread criticism of the real estate magnate, whom he described as a “damaged, sociopathic narcissist.”
“No, they are absolutely not,” Oliver said after airing the clip of Trump likening his business success to sacrifices. “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.”