On the last night of the Democratic National Convention, two incredibly brave parents–Khazir and Gazala Khan–stepped to the podium to pay tribute to their late son, Army Capt. Humayun S.M. Khan, who gave his life in service of his country in 2004. The Khans also happen to be Muslim, and they wanted to send a powerful message to people like Donald Trump who say Muslims should be banned from the United States. Mr. Khan remarked:
“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, and even his own party leadership. Donald Trump loves to build walls and ban us from this country.”
Khan then looked directly into the camera and directed his comments at Donald Trump:
“Let me ask you, have you even read the U.S. Constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy. You have sacrificed nothing!”
That prompted this incredibly insensitive and hateful response from conservative writer Ann Coulter, who loves Trump and considers him the savior of America:
You know what this convention really needed? An angry Muslim with a thick accent like Fareed Zacaria.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) July 29, 2016
It should be noted that Coulter misspelled the name of CNN host Fareed Zakaria. And her fellow conservatives were not the least bit amused by her Tweet, so they fired back in strong terms:
You know what this tweet really needed? Spellcheck. https://t.co/afQRxFISj7
— Liz Mair (@LizMair) July 29, 2016
I'm ashamed ever to have known you. https://t.co/AkddX4uNa0
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) July 29, 2016
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
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
Others who have never been fans of Coulter also urged the right wingers to abandon her as they should have done long ago:
— Ron Hogan (@RonHogan) July 29, 2016
Please note that universal respect for the lovely Muslim parents EXCEPT FOR HATEFUL ANN COULTER..can we now get rid of her presence on TV?
— susan silver (@suz_8) July 29, 2016
.@AnnCoulter May you find peace for your rotten, evil heart one day, Ann.
— Tweets by Collin™ (@TweetsByCollin) July 29, 2016
Ann Coulter is a hateful snake of a human being who, like Donald Trump, needs to crawl back into the cesspool that spawned her.
If you missed it, here’s the Khan family speaking last night: