One of the worst moment of the 2016 campaign season — there have been many — was when Republican nominee Donald Trump attacked the father of an American soldier killed preventing a suicide bomber from attacking his unit.
The parents of Capt. Humayun Khan spoke at the Democratic National Convention, which resulted in Trump lobbying a series of insults at them. In one unbelievably insensitive remark, his spokesperson said that Capt. Khan would still be alive if Trump had been President.
It was a low point for political discourse and for Americans.
I am, as you are all painfully aware, #NeverTrump and #NeverHillary. But the video that Khizr Khan made for Hillary Clinton is a poignant and powerful rebuke to the Republican nominee.
Yes, it’s one that will change precisely zero minds in this election.
But it’s a powerful reminder that there’s something more than politics. Capt. Humayun Khan is an American hero and his memory deserves better.