President Biden has made a none-too-subtle jab at his predecessor with an appointment to a little-known federal fee.
Biden on Friday named Khizr Khan, the activist who used his standing as a Gold Star father to blister then-candidate Donald Trump on the 2016 Democratic Conference, to the USA Fee on Worldwide Non secular Freedom.
Biden mentioned Khan was “an advocate for non secular freedom as a core ingredient of human dignity” in an announcement issued by the White Home — however made no point out of the legal professional’s years-long historical past of public sparring with the previous president.
In his 2016 speech in help of Hillary Clinton, Khan denounced Trump’s proposal to ban vacationers from mostly-Muslim international locations from coming into the USA and questioned whether or not Trump had even learn the US Structure — as he thrust a pocket-sized copy of the doc towards the cameras.
Trump, in response, accused Khan of preserving his spouse, Ghazala Khan — who appeared onstage with him however didn’t communicate — silent as a part of an anti-woman dictate of Islam.
“I used to be viciously attacked by Mr. Khan on the Democratic Conference,” Trump complained in a since-deleted tweet. “Hillary voted for the Iraq conflict, not me!”