What an inspiring moment. Khizr Khan, whose son died while protecting his fellow soldiers in Iraq, took the stage at the DNC and ripped Donald Trump apart, telling the GOP candidate he’s ‘sacrificed nothing’ for this country and slamming him for his discrimination of Muslims and other minorities. Watch here.
Khizr Khan had the crowd on their feet in Philadelphia at the Democratic National Convention. In his speech, Khizr remembered his Muslim American son, Captain Humayun Khan, who died saving his men from a suicide bomb in Iraq, and tore apart Donald Trump, 70, for being totally clueless about the United States Constitution and not doing anything to sacrifice for America.
“Hillary Clinton was right when she called my son the best of America,” Khizr told the crowd. “If it was up to Donald Trump, he never would have been in America. Donald Trump consistently smears the character of Muslims. He disrespects other minorities, women, judges even his own party leadership. He wants to build walls and ban us from his country. Donald Trump, you’re asking Americans to trust you with their future? Let me ask you, have you even read the United States Constitution?
But it didn’t end there. “Have you ever been to Arlington Cemetery and looked at the graves of brave American veterans who died defending the United States of America?” he added. “You will see all faiths, genders and ethnicities. You have sacrificed nothing and no one. We can’t solve our problems by building walls and swearing division. We are stronger together and we will keep getting stronger when Hillary Clinton becomes our President.”
Khizr’s son was killed by a car bomb while fighting in Iraq in 2004, and he posthumously received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart after his death. Obviously, he is a true American hero, and, while Donald tweeted throughout Hillary’s speech at the DNC, he kept his lips sealed about Khizr’s statements.
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Khizr Khan’s DNC speech?