One of the most powerful moments during the Democratic National Convention was when Khizr Khan, the father of slain Muslim-American war hero, Army Capt. Humayun S.M. Khan, took the stage with his wife at his side and demanded that Donald Trump stop his hateful rhetoric and promotion of bigotry against Muslims. He even offered to let Trump borrow his copy of the U.S. Constitution, because clearly, The Donald has never read it.
His speech has received a lot of attention, some of which has been extremely negative as we saw when Ann Coulter tweeted: “You know what this convention really needed? An angry Muslim with a thick accent like Fareed Zacaria.”
Thankfully, much of America has embraced the message that the Khan family is trying to convey and their speech Thursday night has provided them with more opportunities to try to wake up the Republican Party and Americans that still support Donald Trump, despite how toxic he is for this country.
Friday, the Khans appeared on MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell and made an emotional and urgent request for the GOP to finally denounce Donald Trump’s malicious and hostile anti-Muslim, anti-American rhetoric.
Isn’t this time to repudiate Trump, what he has said? What he has threatened to do? This is a moral imperative for both leaders to say to him ‘That’s enough. You are about to sink the ship of the patriot Republicans.’
Republicans are as patriotic as Democrats are. They’re half of the goodness of this beautiful country, half of this political process that the rest of the world watches enviously, learns from it.
He goes on to say:
There is too much at stake and I appeal to both of these leaders – there comes a time in the history of a country when a moral stand must be taken, regardless of the political cost.
Watch the full interview here:
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