Political corruption is rife in US: American author

Political corruption is rampant in the United States as the leaders of both the Democratic and Republican parties are corrupt, says a political commentator.

“Here in the United States, we are living under a very very sick and corrupt system, all of our leadership of both major parities is corrupt,” Kevin Barrett told Press TV on Monday.

He made the remarks when asked about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump who made disparaging comments about the mother of a slain US soldier who was killed in Iraq in 2004.

Trump belittled the parents of Captain Humayun Khan, whose father addressed the Democratic National Convention last Thursday night, denouncing the business mogul as unpatriotic and selfish over his divisive rhetoric against immigrants and Muslims.

Trump responded, in part, by suggesting that Ghazala Khan, the mother of the soldier, was silent during her husband’s speech at the DNC because she was not “allowed” to speak.

In an op-ed…

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