At the DNC tonight, the father of a Muslim U.S. soldier killed while fighting in Iraq offered to lend Donald Trump his copy of the Constitution.
Khizar Khan, who appeared on the stage with his wife, is the father of Army Captain Humayun Khan, who was killed in 2004 by a suicide bomber. Khan is buried in Arlington Cemetery and was posthumously awarded a purple heart.
“We are honored to stand here together as patriotic American Muslims with undivided loyalty to the country,” Khan said. “Like many immigrants, we came to this country empty handed. We believed in American democracy, that with hard work and the 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 are free to be themselves and follow their dreams.”
Khan then pulled a pocket-sized copy of the Constitution from his jacket and held it in the air.
“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,” Khan continued.
“Donald Trump, you are ousting Americans! Asking America to trust you with the future—let me ask, have you even read the United States Constitution. I will gladly lend you my copy. Look for the word liberty and equal protection of the law. Have you ever been to Arlington Cemetery to look at the graves of brave patriots who died defending the United States of America? You will see all faiths, genders and ethnicities. You have sacrificed nothing.”
According to Gawker, Fox News declined to air the speech.