There were many memorable moments during both the Democratic and Republican National Assemblies in 2016. But during the democratic event, one moment stood out in particular.
After Trump irritated his followers for months, a Muslim man named Khizr Khan was asked to speak at the event. Khan was a Goldstar parent to his son, Army Captain Humayun Khan was killed in Iraq in 2004.
Khan spoke directly to the then Republican candidate during his speech. He asked Trump, “Have you ever been to Arlington Cemetery? Check out the graves of brave patriots who died defending the United States of America. You have not sacrificed anything or anyone. “
Trump, of course, couldn’t help but destroy Khan despite his sacrifice for the country. He told George Stephanopoulos that he had hired a lot of people and that counted as a sacrifice. Trump also suggested that Khan’s wife didn’t speak during the event because of her religion.
Now Khan becomes a member of the Biden team. According to Politico “President Joe Biden on Friday announced plans to nominate Khizr Khan, who criticized Donald Trump for his derogatory remarks about Muslim Americans during the 2016 Democratic National Convention, for a post on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He enjoys sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.