Khzir Khan, father of the late Capt. Humayun Khan, joined left-wing CNN’s Jim Acosta for an interview on Sunday’s State of the Union. He described Donald Trump as lacking a moral compass and empathy, and said the GOP presidential nominee had a “black soul.”
“Two things are absolutely necessary in any leader, or any person that aspires, wishes to be a leader,” said Khan. “That is a moral compass, and second is empathy. This candidate is void of both traits that is necessary for the stewardship of this country.”
Khan was emotional as he explained his wife Ghazala’s reason for not joining her husband in speaking during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PA. On Saturday Trump suggested to George Stephanopoulos of left-wing ABC News that Mrs. Khan was not permitted to speak due to Islamic religious or cultural reasons.
“Her medical condition, she has written an op-ed in her own words, her own voice, why didn’t she speak,” explained Khan. “She said, ‘You know my condition. When I see my son’s picture, I cannot hold myself together.’ For this candidate for the presidency to not be aware of the respect for a Gold Star mother standing there, and he had to take that shot at her, this is the height of ignorance.”
Khan then cast Trump as lacking in empathy.
“This person is totally incapable of empathy,” aid Khan. “I want his family to counsel him. Teach him some empathy. He will be a better person if he could become, but he is a black soul,” said Khan, adding that he and his wife’s reception of “love and affection” from Americans affirmed that their decision to emigrate to the U.S. was the right one.
The Khans spoke with left-wing MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell last Friday. See the video below.
Recalling the affection and support he and his family have received from Americans, Khan said that such values are what his son died defending.
Khan concluded by calling for Republican congressional leadership – Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) – to repudiate Trump and withdraw their support of his candidacy.
“It is their moral obligation, history will not forgive them,” said Khan. “The lapse of moral courage… will remain a burden on their souls.”
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