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Khizr Khan and his wife Ghazala at the Democratic National Convention.

Father of fallen Muslim US soldier says GOP nominee Donald Trump has ‘black soul’

1 August 2016 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

Washington, DC, United States (4E) – Khizr Khan, the father of a Muslim U.S. soldier killed in Iraq in 2004, said GOP nominee Donald Trump has a black soul.

Khan talked to CNN’s Jim Acosta on “State of the Union” Sunday and noted that he thinks Trump lacks empathy and compassion. He shared, "He is a black soul, and this is totally unfit for the leadership of this country. The love and affection that we have received affirms that our grief — that our experience in this country has been correct and positive. The world is receiving us like we have never seen. They have seen the blackness of his character, of his soul."

The latest comments of Khan came after he made the headlines when he showed a pocket copy of the constitution during his Democratic National Convention. During his speech, he asked Trump if he has even read the constitution and offered to lend him his pocket copy, which drew cheers from the crowd.

Khan continued to share with CNN that the policies and practices of Trump, such as his derogatory comments against the Muslim and Mexican community, do not reflect that he has “any understanding of the basic, fundamental constitutional principles” of the U.S.

Khan added that Trump continually talks about excluding people, disrespecting judges, immigrants, and more pointing out that the GOP nominee lacks the key traits that a president should have. He reiterated that a leader must have a moral compass and empathy, which Khan feels Trump does not possess.

The comments of Khan also came after Trump called out the parents of the fallen soldier after the GOP nominee said that he made sacrifices for the U.S.

Khan then went on to plead with Senator Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan to withdraw their support for Trump and denounce the nominee’s comments on the family of Khan and the Muslim community. McConnell commented on the matter saying that the soldier was an American hero and agrees that the Kahns and other families across the country being banned in the U.S. would be “contrary to American values.”

Trump also commented on the wife of Khan, Ghazala , who stood silently while her husband gave his speech. Trump said that he believes she was not allowed to say anything. She defended herself saying that she was too upset to speak because she saw a photo of their son earlier. Ghazala wrote in her article on Sunday: “I cannot walk into a room with pictures of Humayun … Walking on to the convention stage, with a huge picture of my son behind me, I could hardly control myself.”