Offering to lend Donald Trump his copy of the Constitution, the father of a Muslim soldier killed fighting in Iraq humiliated Donald Trump on stage at the Democratic National Convention, pointing out, rather accurately, that Trump has never had to make a major sacrifice in his life.
Khizar Khan, who appeared onstage with his wife, is the father of Army Captain Humayun Khan, who was killed in 2004 by a suicide bomber while fighting in Iraq. Khan was posthumously awarded a purple heart and buried in Arlington Cemetery.
“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.”
Pulling out a pocket-sized copy of the Constitution, Khan held it in the air and offered to lend it to Trump.
“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 said. “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.”