Muslim Father Of Slain U.S. Soldier Destroys Donald Trump In Powerful DNC Speech. | Gradient
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Muslim father of slain U.S. soldier destroys Donald Trump in powerful DNC speech.

 

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Remember the name Khizr Khan. Khan, father of slain Army Capt. Humayun Khan, gave what might be the most stirring and important speech of the DNC, a devastating takedown of Donald Trump’s pseudo-patriotic rhetoric.

Khan contrasted the contributions of immigrants, including immigrants that paid the ultimate price like the Khans when a suicide bombing killed their son. Trump, who may have evaded the draft via medical deferment and has attacked veterans, has, in Khan’s words: “sacrificed nothing and no one.” From CNN:

In one particularly powerful moment of his speech, Khan pulled a pocket-sized Constitution from his suit jacket and held it in the air.

“Donald Trump, you’re asking Americans to trust you with their future. Let me ask you, have you even read the United States Constitution?” he said. “I will gladly lend you my copy. In this document, look for the words, look for the words, liberty and equal protection (under) law.”

His speech and reference to the Constitution came just minutes after Trump defended his stance to use waterboarding on terror suspects if he became president.

Khan immigrated to the United States in 1980 to attend Harvard Law. He is a now a legal consultant in Charlottesville, VA, which is to say, he actually has read the Constitution.  Khan tells captive DNC audience that “Hillary Clinton was right when she called my son ‘the best of America.’ If it was up to Donald Trump, he never would have been in America.”

Watch the full speech below:

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