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."