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Khizr Khan Who Spoke Against Trump At Last Year’s DNC

As President Trump denies that he told the widow of a U.S. soldier killed in Niger that her husband “knew what he signed up for,” we spend the hour with 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.”

Our interview with Khizr Khan, one of the country’s best-known Gold Star family members. Khan famously spoke out against Trump at last year’s Democratic National Convention and now 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.

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