The mother and father of a fallen Muslim American war hero both bravely hit back at Donald Trump Sunday, accusing the hate-spewing GOP nominee of having no “moral compass” and calling the mogul out for his overt bigotry after he repeatedly ripped them for honoring their late son.
“He is a black soul, and he is totally unfit for the leadership of this country,” Khizr Khan, whose son Captain Humayun Khan was slain in 2004 by suicide bombers in Iraq, said Sunday during an interview on CNN’s ”State of the Union.”
Khan added that Trump’s “policy, his practices, do not reflect that he has any understanding of the basic, fundamental constitutional principles of this country.”
“He talks about excluding people, disrespecting judges, the entire judicial system, immigrants, Muslim immigrants. These are divisive rhetoric that are totally against the basic constitutional principles,” said Khan, whose speech Thursday at the Democratic National Convention riveted the nation.
Trump attacks parents of Muslim-American war hero
On stage Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Khan blasted Trump, saying, “you have sacrificed nothing and no one.”
Holding up a pocket-sized copy of the U.S. Constitution, Khan told Trump: “You’re asking Americans to trust you with their future. Let me ask you, have you even read the United States Constitution?” “I will gladly lend you my copy. In this document, look for the words, look for the words, liberty and equal protection (under) law.”
And on Sunday, Khan passionately built on his message for the bigoted billionaire.
“Two things are absolutely necessary in any leader or any person who aspires, wishes, to be a leader. That is moral compass and second is empathy,” Khan told CNN.
Trump’s ‘sacrifices’ slammed and mocked on Twitter
Later, during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Khan made it clear that he felt Trump was “a candidate without a moral compass, without empathy for its citizens.”
“The way he showed disrespect towards the Golden Star mother of this country, that says it all,” he said about the way Trump thanked them for their son’s sacrifice.
But Trump, in the aftermath of Khan’s initial speech, doubled down on his criticism of Muslim-Americans, offered nasty words for Khan’s wife Ghazala, who stood steadfastly by her husband’s side during the speech, and sacrificing what little decency was left, if any was, inside his own inflated, hate-filled head.
Over the weekend, Trump bizarrely named his work and his own properties as his sacrifices and insinuated that Ghazala Khan didn’t speak Thursday because “she probably …. wasn’t allowed to have anything to say.”