Khizr Khan, the father of a Muslim US Army Captain killed in Iraq, remains in the news cycle after his speech at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday.
In his DNC speech, Khan told the story of how his son Humayan died in Iraq. According to Khan, his son told U.S. troops to step back as he moved forward alone to inspect a suspicious car. Moments later, the 200-pounds of explosives planted in the car detonated — leaving Khan dead. His troops all survived.
During his speech at the DNC, Khan, who migrated to the U.S. in the 1970s from Pakistan, held nothing back when attacking Donald Trump and his proposed temporary ban on Muslims. According to Khan, had Trump been the president decades ago, Khan would have never been permitted to come to the U.S. and thus, his son would have never been an American soldier.
Accompanied by his wife, Khan doubled down on his anti-Trump messaging when he appeared on MSNBC last night.
Khan appealed to top Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan, describing each as a “patriot” and a “decent human being”, to repudiate Donald Trump.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 30, 2016
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