By, Siraj Hashmi
Donald Trump may have had his worst week yet in his campaign for the Oval Office, and many are expecting the New York billionaire to continue his downward spiral.
In the final night of the Democratic National Convention, Khizr and Ghazala Khan, parents of the slain Iraqi soldier, Capt. Humayun Khan, took aim at the Republican nominee by questioning whether he's read the U.S. Constitution, alluding to his proposed ban on Muslims from entering the country.
Trump responded to the Gold Star family and received widespread backlash from Republicans, Democrats, and the veteran community.
On Tuesday, Trump made a campaign stop in Ashburn, Virginia, where he hoped to recover from the multiple gaffes he's made in recent days, which also included the softening of the Republican party's platform on Ukraine and Russia. Many have accused Trump of cozying up to Vladimir Putin, and cite it as a reason why the real estate mogul is refusing to release his tax returns.
Yet, millennials seem to care very little about Gold Star family attacks and even accusations of treason. Well, at least his supporters don't. At his Tuesday rally in Loudoun County, one of the most affluent counties in the nation, Trump made the case that Northern Virginia was really suffering.
"You're doing lousy over here, by the way, I hate to tell you," Trump said to a raucous crowd.
His millennial supporters are in firm agreement.
"To me, the economy is the biggest part," said one rally goer. "We need a man who can create jobs and knows how to make good deals, and Donald Trump is the perfect man for that."
Another draw for millennial voters to Trump is that he's not Hillary Clinton.
"I believe he's the best solution for our country right now," one of his supporters stated. "He's sure a heck of a lot better than the other option, Hillary Clinton."
During his rally, a crowded high school auditorium chanted "U-S-A", "Build that wall", and "Hillary for Prison" whenever protesters stood up and shouted at the Republican nominee. And while many cast millennials as "selfish" and "entitled", one working class Trump supporter rebuked those labels.
"I'm voting on the welfare of the country," he said donning a "Make America Great Again" hat. "It's not really an issue about me. I just want the country to be better."
Trump currently trails Clinton by 10 points in the latest Fox News poll and has a lot of ground to make up. His best shot at winning this election could be catering to disaffected millennial voters who hoped that Bernie Sanders would win the Democratic nomination over Clinton.
For now, he will have to continue hammering Clinton for being "dishonest" and "untrustworthy", and possibly not kicking any more crying babies out of his rallies.