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24 September 2016

JOEL SOLLENDER VIDEO; 5 TIME VIETNAM WAR MILITARY DEFERMENT RECIPIENT TRUMP DISRESPECTS US MILITARY & VETS & KHIZR KHAN'S SPEECH AT THE 2016 DNC 19SEP&28JUL16

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donald drumpf has said he wishes he had a Purple Heart. Maybe if he hadn't received 5 deferments during the Vietnam  War he would have one. Instead he is now running for president as a military wannabe, insulting everyone in the US Military from those in command to active duty to veterans to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, those who died defending our nation, our Democratic Republic. Check out this ad from the Clinton campaign think about drump's attitude toward the US Military and his temperament as our CIC / Commander-In-Chief with access to the nuclear codes. From +Mother Jones and the Hillary Clinton campaig, Joel Sollender's video is the 2nd one. Followed by the video and transcript of Khizr Khan's speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention  and +PolitiFact's  coverage.....

Hillary Clinton’s New Ad Will Remind You How Awful Trump Has Been to Veterans

SEP. 19, 2016 6:10 PM

"He insulted all of our military."


Donald Trump has said a lot of awful things, and Hillary Clinton's campaign wants to make sure you don't forget. Her latest campaign ad directly attacks Trump's controversial statement last July that questioned Vietnam veteran and Arizona Sen. John McCain's status as a war hero.
"He's a war hero because he was captured—I like people who weren't captured, okay?" Trump said, provoking the ire of numerous Republicans. Trump has yet to apologize for the comment.
The Clinton ad was timed to coincide with National Prisoners of War Remembrance Day, which took place on September 16, and features Joel Sollender, a prisoner of war who was captured by the Nazis during WWII. "Apart from the outrage of the insult to prisoners of war, he insulted all of our military," says Sollender, who appeared to be choking back tears as he noted his war was both "70 years ago, and yesterday."
"I would hope we would not adulate a man like him and put him into the most precious office in this country," he concluded.
Trump, who received five deferments during the Vietnam War and has never served in the military, has had a number of controversies involving veterans. Earlier in January, Trump held a highly publicized fundraiser for veterans and promised to personally donate $1 million to veterans' causes. The money only arrived four months later, after pressure from the Washington Post. In August, Trump came under fire again after he smeared Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of an American solider who had died in Afghanistan.

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Here’s the full transcript of Khizr Khan’s speech:
Our thoughts and prayers are with our veterans and those who serve today. Tonight we are honored to stand here as parents of Capt. Humayun Khan and as patriotic American Muslims with undivided loyalty to our country.
Like many immigrants, we came to this country empty-handed. We believed in American democracy — that with hard work and the goodness of this country, we could share in and contribute to its blessings.
We were blessed to raise our three sons in a nation where they were free to be themselves and follow their dreams. Our son, Humayun, had dreams of being a military lawyer. But he put those dreams aside the day he sacrificed his life to save the lives of his fellow soldiers.
Hillary Clinton was right when she called my son "the best of America." If it was up to Donald Trump, he never would have been in America.
Donald Trump consistently smears the character of Muslims. He disrespects other minorities, women, judges, even his own party leadership. He vows to build walls and ban us from this country.
Donald Trump, you are asking Americans to trust you with our future. Let me ask you: Have you even read the U.S. Constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy. In this document, look for the words "liberty" and "equal protection of law."
Have you ever been to Arlington Cemetery? Go look at the graves of the brave patriots who died defending America — you will see all faiths, genders, and ethnicities. You have sacrificed nothing and no one.
We can't solve our problems by building walls and sowing division. We are Stronger Together. And we will keep getting stronger when Hillary Clinton becomes our next President.

The backstory of the Muslim soldier's dad who said Trump 'sacrificed nothing'


Khizr Khan holds a copy of Constitution of the United States, that he offered to lend to Donald Trump, with his wife Ghazala Khan, during the last day of the Democratic National Convention. (TNS)
Khizr Khan holds a copy of Constitution of the United States, that he offered to lend to Donald Trump, with his wife Ghazala Khan, during the last day of the Democratic National Convention. (TNS)

It was one of the most powerful rebukes of Donald Trump at the Democratic National Convention: The father of a Muslim-American soldier slain in the Iraq War pulled out a copy of the U.S. Constitution from his pocket and offered to lend it to the Republican nominee.
"Donald Trump, you are asking Americans to trust you with our future. Let me ask you: Have you even read the U.S. Constitution?" Khizr Khan, 65, asked, his wife Ghazala beside him. "In this document, look for the words ‘liberty’ and ‘equal protection of law.’ "
Khan’s son, Humayun, was a captain in the U.S. Army who sacrificed his life while saving his fellow soldiers in Iraq. One of 14 Muslim-Americans to die in the line of duty since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Humayun Khan was posthumously awarded a Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
"If it was up to Donald Trump, he never would have been in America," Khan said, referring to Trump’s call to ban Muslims from the United States. "Have you ever been to Arlington Cemetery? Go look at the graves of the brave patriots who died defending America — you will see all faiths, genders, and ethnicities. You have sacrificed nothing and no one."
The brief speech (you can read the full transcript at the bottom of this story) got a standing ovation at the convention and went viral on social media:
Andrew Sullivan on the speech by Khizr Khan, the father of a fallen Muslim soldier:
Khizr Khan just spoke for the soul of this country
As soon as Khizr Khan finished his speech, "register to vote" spiked as a Google search.

The Khan family moved from the United Arab Emirates to the United States in 1980, when Humayun was 2. The family settled down in Maryland, and Humayun went on to graduate from the University of Virginia in 2000, where he joined ROTC. Aspiring to be a military lawyer, he enlisted to pay for law school and to give back to the program he felt had "completed him as a person," according to his father.
Capt. Khan had already completed a four-year tour when the he was assigned to Iraq indefinitely in 2004. There, he hired Iraqi civilians to help patrol the streets of Baqubah and was a unofficial counselor for mentally troubled soldiers.
He called his mother on Mother’s Day, May 9, 2004, to assure her that he was safe,according to the Washington Post. A month later, he died in a suicide bombing at age 27. Khan ordered his soldiers to hit the dirt as a taxi carrying explosives drove into the gate of his compound. Khan took 10 steps toward the car before it detonated.
"His colleagues and superiors remembered him for his courage, honesty, sense of humor and grace while in the field, even under pressure. Capt. Khan's colleagues eulogized his exemplary services and praised him for the leadership he provided to his troops," according to his memorial page on Arlington Cemetery's website.
Eleven years later, and after Trump had proposed his Muslim ban, Hillary Clintonsaid in December that Khan represents "the best of America."
The deeply personal nature of Khizr Khan’s speech added weight to his rebuke, said Kathleen Kendall, a University of Maryland professor specializing in political rhetoric.
"Mr. Khan, this calm and serious man, mourning his son, suddenly seemed to take charge, and put Trump on the spot," she told PolitiFact. "The most powerful element of the speech was this Muslim immigrant speaker's direct challenge to Trump, questioning his knowledge of the U. S. Constitution, and offering his own copy."
Khizr Khan seems to agree.
"This is our country too," Khan told the San Francisco Chronicle before the speech.
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"Donald Trump, you are asking Americans to trust you with our future. Let me ask you: Have you even read the U.S. Constitution?"