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Donald Trump Demeans The Khan Family Who Lost Son Serving In Iraq

Hero United States Army Captain Humayun Khan was killed by a car bomber in Iraq on June 9, 2004.  
Army Capt Humayun Khan killed in Iraq June 9, 2004

At the Democrat National Convention, his father Khizr Khan, with his wife standing by his side, spoke of the pride he had for his hero son and asked Donald Trump if he has ever read the constitution [regarding Trump’s call for a temporary ban of all Muslims “until we can figure out what the hell is going on”].  In the most powerful moment of either convention, Khizr Khan then took out a copy of the constitution he had in his pocket and told Donald Trump he could have it, so he would learn what is in it. 


Khizr and Ghazala Khan at the Democrat Convention

When asked about this by ABC’s George Stephanopoulis, Trump said this:

Sorry Trump fans, you can make excuses for him, but that was a sickening thing to say about a family that had lost a son in Iraq, serving our country heroically. You can say, it is refreshing he talks in a politically incorrect way…I call it being a jerk. 

And once again Trump is made to look like a fool as Ghazala Khan is indeed not prevented from speaking [because she is a Muslim], and what she said was emotionally very powerful, as you can see in the following video:


I know just by pointing this out I will be attacked by the Trumpers telling me, “oh, so you’re for Hillary”.

I am ashamed at what is happening to the party I have been totally supportive of for the last 40+ years. 


Authored By Tales from a tribble