In an interview with CNN's Jim Acosta, Khizr Khan, the father of a deceased U.S. soldier, slams Donald Trump, claiming the GOP nominee lacks empathy and a moral compass.
KHIZR KHAN: In addition to this, there was in the speech that my good wife asked me to refrain from saying, I wanted to say we reject all violence.
We are faithful, patriotic, undivided loyalty to this country. We reject all terrorism. She asked me not to say that because that was not the occasion for such a statement. We say to his ignorance, I address his ignorance, that the dirt effect, the most effect of the menace of terrorism have been Muslims in the world, Muslims hate this menace of terrorism as much as any other place.
It is our duty to keep this country, our country, beautiful country, safe. We have always thought of it that way, we will continue to do our part to keep it safe and beautiful. What he cites in the name of Islam, and all that — that is not Islam at all!
I wish he would have, somebody would have put something in his head that these are terrorists, these are criminals, these folks have nothing to do with Islam.
Khan also asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to “repudiate” Trump