Links to today’s show transcripts:
Khizr Khan: Trump & Gen. Kelly’s Handling of Call to Gold Star Widow Exploited Her Grief
As Donald Trump denies that he told the widow of a U.S. soldier killed in Niger that her husband “knew what he signed up for,” today’s guest is Khizr Khan, one of the country’s best-known Gold Star family members, whose son was killed in Iraq in 2004. Khan famously spoke out against Trump at last year’s Democratic National Convention and continues to do so. Khan has said the U.S. Declaration of Independence is “the story, really, of all colonized peoples everywhere and in every era.” He discusses his first experience reading the U.S. Constitution as a young man, noting: “It all made so much sense.”
Gold Star Father Khizr Khan Speaks Against War & Iraq Invasion: “Look at the Cost of That Mistake”
Khizr Khan, one of the country’s best-known Gold Star family members, reflects on the war that took his son Humayun’s life, the 2003 Iraq War. Capt. Humayun Khan died while fending off a suicide bomber outside the gate of his troop’s Army compound.