Hillary Clinton joined the parade of public figures calling out Donald Trump’s attacks on Khizr and Ghazala Khan during campaign stops in Ohio on Sunday:
"To launch an attack as he did on Captain Khan's mother, a Gold Star mother, who stood there on that stage with her husband honoring the sacrifice of their son," she told reporters gathered at a campaign stop in Ashland, Ohio, "I don't know where the bounds are. I don't know where the bottom is."
We have to engage seriously with the possibility that there is no bottom.
This isn’t just about personal insults, Clinton’s comments made clear. There are larger issues at play:
“Mr. Khan paid the ultimate sacrifice in his family, didn’t he?” Clinton said while speaking at an African-American church in Cleveland, in front of a crowd of about 200 churchgoers. “And what has he heard from Donald Trump? Nothing but insults and degrading comments about Muslims — a total misunderstanding of what made our country great, religious freedom, religious liberty. It’s enshrined in our Constitution, as Mr. Khan knows, because he’s actually read it.”
This is the Republican presidential nominee: insults to parents who lost their son, insults to an entire religion, a misunderstanding—or maybe an outright rejection—of what the Constitution says. Republicans own this.