The Republican nominee hit out at Khizr and Ghazala Khan on Friday, just days after Khazir delivered one of the standout speeches of the DNC.
Mr Khan attacked Trump for his anti-Muslim rhetoric while his wife stood solemnly at his side, before brandishing a copy of the Constitution and asking whether the billionaire ‘has even read it’.
Then, after recalling the tragic death of his son Humayun in Iraq, he accused Trump of ‘sacrificing nothing’ for his country.
The Donald has since responded by controversially claiming he has not only made ‘lots of sacrifices’, but created ‘tens of thousands of jobs’.
He went on to tell ABC’s George Stephanopoulos: ‘He [Mr Khan] was very emotional and probably looked like a nice guy to me.
‘His wife… If you look at his wife, she was standing there. She had nothing to say.
‘She probably, maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say. You tell me. But a plenty of people have written that. She was extremely quiet, and it looked like she had nothing to say.’
The billionaire then blamed Clinton’s speech writers for scripting the address and defended him against the accusation that he has sacrificed nothing for America.
Pressed on the point, he added: ‘I think I’ve made a lot of sacrifices. I’ve worked very, very hard. I’ve created thousands and thousands of jobs, tens of thousands of jobs.’