Khizr Khan comes forward to say Trump is incapable of leading the US again
Khizr Khan said about Trump, “A person who has never sacrificed is incapable of love: love of country, love of purpose, love of fellow human beings. Trump is nothing but appetite and ego. Trump is incapable of leading the U.S. again. I wish to pay tribute to General John Francis Kelly and his family. General Kelly is a gold star father as well. We stand with you and are saddened to hear the remarks that Trump made in the White House and after his presidency.”
Khizr Khah is a gold star father, having lost his son Humayun Saqib Muazzam Khan in 2004. Humayun was a United States Army officer who was killed by a suicide attack near Baqubah, Iraq during the Iraq War. He came to national attention in the United States during the 2016 presidential campaign as an example of a Muslim American soldier who died in service to the U.S. military.
General Kelly’s son, First Lietenant Robert Michael Kelly was killed in action when he stepped on a land mind while leading a platoon of Marines on a patrol in Sangin, Afghanistan.
John F. Kelly, the onetime chief of staff to former President Donald J. Trump, confirmed some of Mr. Trump’s most startling comments about service members and veterans, reeling them off in a statement in which he said his onetime boss had “contempt for our democratic institutions, our Constitution and the rule of law.”
Listen to Khizr Khan’s interview on MSNBC here.
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