One of the most moving speeches of the Democratic National Convention was the speech of Khizr Khan, the father of a Muslim U.S. soldier who died in combat in Iraq and was later awarded a Purple Heart. Khan spoke the fourth and last night of the convention, Thursday night, the same night as Hillary Clinton.
After watching Khan’s emotional tweet, Ann Coulter tweeted the following:
You know what this convention really needed? An angry Muslim with a thick accent like Fareed Zacaria.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) July 29, 2016
Coulter received backlash on Twitter from others who panned her tweet. Well known conservative Erick Erickson tweeted the following in response:
What a terrible thing to say about a man whose son died for this country. https://t.co/h9Zp4x3j6v
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) July 29, 2016
From John Podhoretz, conservative writer:
I'm ashamed ever to have known you. https://t.co/AkddX4uNa0
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) July 29, 2016
Ann Coulter's comment on the father of the Brave Muslim American soldier who died a hero proves she's nothing but a vile, irrelevant plebe.
— Sawsharee (@sawsharee) July 29, 2016
— Ron Hogan (@RonHogan) July 29, 2016
Hey @AnnCoulter: Your subhuman tweet about Mr. Khan, who is a better American than 1000 of you, has made me actually feel sorry for you
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) July 29, 2016
Kahn speech was absolutely heartbreaking, and was considered one of the best of the entire convention. Khan spoke from the heart, his wife by his side, and said, “Donald Trump consistently smears the character of Muslims. He disrespects minorities and women, judges, even his own party leadership. He vows to build walls and ban us from this country. Donald Trump, you’re asking us to trust you with our future. Let me ask you: Have you even read the United States Constitution?” Khan asked, pulling a pocket-size Constitution out of his jacket pocket.