(PHILADELPHIA) — The father of one of 14 American Muslims who died serving in the U.S. Armed Forces in the ten years that followed the 9/11 attacks, took direct aim at Donald Trump Thursday night during a speech at the DNC, suggesting the GOP presidential candidate brush up on the Constitution.
“If it was up to Donald Trump, he never would have been in America,” said Khizr Khan, whose son Humayun S. M. Khan, was killed by a car bomb in Iraq in 2004. “Donald Trump consistently smears the character of Muslims. He disrespects other minorities, women, judges, even his own party leadership. He vows to build walls and ban us from this country. Donald Trump, you’re asking Americans to trust you with their future.”
With his wife at his side, Khan then said, taking out a pocket copy of the Constitution, “Let me ask you: have you even read the United States Constitution?”
He also told Trump to visit Arlington National Cemetery and look at the graves of soldiers of all faiths, crying out, “You have sacrificed nothing!”
Khan said of his son, a University of Virginia graduate, “Our son had dreams too…but he put those dreams aside the day he sacrificed his life.”
He encouraged Americans to “take the time to get out and vote, and vote for the healer…not the divider.”
In another nod to Trump, he said, “We cannot solve our problems by building wall sowing division. We are stronger together and we will keep getting stronger when Hillary Clinton becomes out president.”
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