Khizr Khan walks offstage on the last day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Credit: Joe Raedle

The Humble, Private Person

April 5, 2017

Gold Star father Khizr Khan lost his son, U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, in 2004 during the Iraq War. The elder Khan stepped into the national spotlight when he spoke out against Donald Trump during a speech at the Democratic National Convention, and has since become somewhat of a celebrity. Khan sat down with host Juliette Kayyem to discuss his DNC speech, the aftermath, and his thoughts on the Trump administration and the recent travel bans. He also talks about how he and his wife Ghazala have handled their new public profiles, including what he has heard as he travels around the country. 

 


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