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Khizr Khan, Father of Fallen US Soldier: Trump Lacks 'Moral Compass'

"We have a candidate without a moral compass, without empathy for its citizens"

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    When Khizr Khan spoke at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night, few could have predicted his emotional rebuke of Donald Trump would still be driving headlines days later — including the father of the fallen Muslim U.S. Army Captain himself, NBC News reports.

    But that's exactly what has happened, and Khan told NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday his words surprised him. "I spoke from the heart."

    Over the weekend, Donald Trump questioned why Mr. Khan's wife, Ghazala Khan, did not speak alongside her husband at the convention, then later, amid bipartisan backlash, issued a clarification through his campaign saying he believes Captain Humayun Khan, is "a hero to our country."

    Khan appreciated the clarification, but continued to express his concerns about the Republican nominee Sunday: "We have a candidate without a moral compass, without empathy for its citizens."

    Full Remarks: Khizr Khan Addresses Democratic National Convention

    [NATL] Full Remarks: Khizr Khan Addresses Democratic National Convention
    Khizr Khan, the father of a Muslim U.S. soldier who was killed in action, addressed the 2016 Democratic National Convention. (Published Friday, July 29, 2016)