There were many memorable moments during the 2016 Democratic and Republican National Conventions. But during the Democratic event, one particular moment stood out.
After months of Trump’s career provoking his supporters, a Muslim named Khizr Khan was asked to speak at the event. Khan was a gold star father like his son, Army Captain Humayun Khan, was assassinated in Iraq in 2004.
Khan spoke directly to the then Republican candidate during his speech. He I ask Trump, “Have you ever been to Arlington Cemetery? Go look at the graves of the brave patriots who died defending the United States of America. You have not sacrificed anything or anyone. “
Trump, of course, couldn’t help but criticize Khan despite his sacrifice for the country. He told George Stephanopoulos that he had hired a lot of people and that counts as a sacrifice. Trump also suggested that Khan’s wife did not speak during the event due to her religion.
Now Khan will be a member of the Biden team. According to Political, “President Joe Biden announced plans on Friday to nominate Khizr Khan, who criticized Donald Trump for his disparaging remarks about American Muslims during the 2016 Democratic National Convention, for a seat on the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. ” .
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based technology and policy writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com, and hillreporter.com. He likes sports, politics, comics, and spending time on the beach with his family.