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Friday, October 21, 2016

Unpatriotic Trump- his vision of America devalues Khan family sacrifice

Khizr Khan asks if his fallen son would have a place in Trump's America, an appeal in an emotional new political ad. 

Captain Khan died because he wanted to support his nation as a patriotic soilder. Our nation's democratic values are what he wanted to embrace and his sacrifice made his point. 

Among those values are the process which includes fair elections to select our political leaders. Trump is calling this privilege into question. His horrifying position is terrifying.

My sympathy for the grieving Khan family.  

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Captain Humayun 
Khan

(CNN)- An emotional Khizr Khan asks Donald Trump in a new Clinton campaign ad whether his son, a US solider who was killed in Iraq in 2004, would "have a place in your America?"

The ad is part of Clinton's closing message, one that her top aides hope will be uplifting and hopeful, offering an implicit contrast to the combativeness that the Trump campaign has turned to in recent weeks.

Khan, who was thrust into the national spotlight after he excoriated Trump in a speech at the Democratic National Convention (DNC), is seen at his home in the ad, looking at keepsakes from his son, Army Capt. Humayun Khan's, life.

"In 2004, my son was stationed in Iraq. He saw a suicide bomber approaching his camp. My son moved forward to stop the bomber when the bomb exploded. He saved everyone in his unit. Only one American soldier died," Khan says as video shows the father holding the flag that was draped over his son's casket.

(DNC) speaker Khizr Khan became the center of controversy after delivering an impassioned speech about his late son, U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, and decrying Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's suggestions that he would enact a ban on Muslims entering the U.S.

Khan's criticism of Trump included the following passage:
Mr. Trump, he asks, "Have you ever been to Arlington Cemetery? Go look at the graves of brave patriots who died defending the United States of America. You will see all faiths, genders and ethnicities. You have sacrificed nothing and no one."

Trump didn't take the criticism lightly. Instead, he engaged in an extended clash of words with the Khan family and the news media. 

Nevertheless, Donald Trump has issued an undemocratic call to his zealous followers about the possibility he won't accept the outcome of the presidential election, unless he wins the election.  

In other words, Trump obviously dosen't have a passion for democracy and he's, therefore, inept in the political world. His unpatriotic position about the election's outcome devalues the enormous sacrifice of the Khan family.

Trump is unqualified to lead the free world.

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