Mom of Muslim-American soldier wept on MSNBC, thanked Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell

The gold star mother of Muslim-American soldier Humayun Khan cried as she recounted why her son gave his life for America.

During an appearance on MSNBC Ghazala Khan wept as she described how her son loved his family and friends and wanted to “pass on the respect he had for his country.”

“He had a habit of bringing people together,”  she said. “He use to bring good things in every person he met.”

Her husband Khizr Khan also expressed his appreciation for Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s support for their son.

“I’m grateful they are as patriotic as we are, or as anyone else is,” he told MSNBC.

He added that his family has received a great outpouring of support from many people.

“[There has been] so much love, so much courtesy, so much support,’ he said. ‘I’m just amazed. My belief in the goodness of America is reaffirmed on every street corner… People are supporting our message, people are hugging and holding hands and wanting to get pictures. That is the goodness of America that I was speaking about.”

“[Trump] has really, really not been cognizant of the goodness of this country,” Khan said.

But despite the repudiation Trump has received from Republicans, including John McCain who joined the fray with a statement on Monday, the Republican presidential nominee has continued his criticism of the Khans.

Trump has been under fire since he defended himself from Khizr Khan’s attacks against him at the Democrat national convention last week.

But he’s also had his defenders, including Mike Huckabee, who got into a fiery debate with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly over it.

Even conservative columnist Ben Shapiro, not a big Trump supporter, explained that Democrats are using Khan to divert attention from the real issue of radical Islamic terrorism.

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