The Donald is at it again
and it’s not clear to me for what gain.
The Khans, Khizr and Ghazala, Pakistani emigrés
and parents of Humayun, a soldier slain in Iraq,
at the DNC, had their say –
Khizr by speaking,
Ghazala by watching and, grieving, weeping –
Trump, according to him, being
for his positions
particularly by Muslims from nations
under the threat of terror’s veil.
To hear The Donald tell it, the Khans had no right
to air their grievances despite
the 1st Amendment’s protections
of the freedom of expression;
Mr. Khan’s inaccuracies in describing
his, The Donald’s, positions.
Hmmm, The Donald, as I listen,
bristles and blusters,
sizzles and sputters,
with half-truths without number;
a fact-checker’s nightmare is he!
Oh, for us
as my Daddy was wont to say, ourselves as others see
Now, though Trump and truth are hard-pressed
to stand in the same sentence,
I don’t think Hillary’s his better
given her record
about the controversy unabating
her State Department emailing;
thus, clearly failing
she, too, the test of truth-telling.
Oh, my, what a unhappily bountiful,
for the U.S.!
Photo: Khizr and Ghazala Khan, Timothy A. Clary (AFP, Getty Images)