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Khizr Khan, a day after DNC address, urges Ryan and McConnell to repudiate Trump
by Cristiano Lima
Khizr Khan, the father of a fallen Muslim American war hero who powerfully denounced Donald Trump's rhetoric and policies at the Democratic National Convention, returned to primetime programming Friday night to urge Republican leadership to distance themselves from the GOP nominee.
Delivering what he described as "the other half" of his Thursday address on MSNBC's "The Last Word," Khan –- whose son was posthumously awarded a Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his heroism in Iraq -– tearfully singled out House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a plea to "repudiate" the rhetoric and policies of Trump.
Khan's actions earned him a Trump rebuke Saturday. In an interview with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, Trump said, "I'd like to hear his wife say something."
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