Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump lashed out at Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, responding to criticism from the 18-year-old Pakistani by claiming that “a real hero would have never gotten shot in the first place.”
“I mean, everyone goes on about how, ‘Oh, she’s soooo brave, and so courageous,’ just because she got shot in the face. I mean, how brave do you need to be to get shot in the face? It’s not like she caught the bullet in her teeth – which, by the way, is what I would have done,” Trump, who has levied similar criticism at former prisoner of war Senator John McCain, told The Mideast Beast. “Personally, I prefer teenage education activists who didn’t get shot in the head.”
Yousafzai, who was 15 when she survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, had recently blasted Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering America. Trump, however, said the Nobel Peace laureate probably just had “blood coming out of her wherever.”
“I’ve never been shot in the head, but I’ve had to sit in a lot of very boring meetings which in a lot of ways is worse,” Trump explained. “Also, I’m very rich. I’ve made a lot – a LOT – of money.”
Trump added that Malala’s hurtful comments showed exactly why the Muslim ban is needed in the first place.