WATCH: Trump's Un-American Campaign Rhetoric Slammed by Father of Fallen U.S. Muslim at DNC

Election '16

Condemning Donald Trump's hateful rhetoric was a large component of the Democratic National Convention. Khizr Khan's DNC speech was among the best to bring Trump to task. 

"We are honored to stand here as parents of Captain Humayun Khan and as patriotic American Muslims,” said Khizr Khan, the father of Captain Humayun S. M. Khan, who was killed in June 2004 by a suicide bomber in Iraq. The captain was just 27 years old. 

“Hillary Clinton was right when she called my son the best of America,” Khan said.

Khan, standing with his wife Ghazala, delivered a statement for Trump on the American dream:

"As patriotic American Muslims with undivided loyalty to our country, like many immigrants, we came to this country empty-handed. We believed in American democracy that with hard work and goodness of this country we could share in and contribute to its blessings. We are blessed to raise our three sons in a nation where they were free to be themselves and follow their dreams."

"If it was up to Donald Trump he never would have been in America," Khan continued. "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 this country," he said as the audience booed Trump and the camera panned to one woman shedding a tear.

"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 asked, removing a pamphlet from his jacket. "I would gladly lend you my copy." 


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