President Hollande has never been a fan of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. But after Trump’s latest tirade of unfortunate commentary—this time insulting Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the Muslim parents of an American soldier killed in Iraq—Hollande decided to voice his dissent of the Republican candidate.
“His excesses end up giving a retching feeling,” said Hollande. “Even in the US, especially when—as was Donald Trump’s case—he speaks ill of a soldier, of the memory of a soldier.”
Trump’s comments about Khizr and Ghazala Khan were in response to their speech at the Democratic National Convention where they endorsed Hillary Clinton. Trump has obstinately continued to attack the Khan family, despite the fact that many Republicans have denounced his comments. He defended his comments on Twitter, writing, “Mr. Khan, who does not know me, viciously attacked me from the stage of the DNC and is now all over T.V. doing the same.”
Hollande wasted no time in showing his disgust for Trump, saying on Tuesday that his comments were “offensive and humiliating.”