READ: Khizr Khan Blasts Trump Over Claim Son ‘Would Be Alive’

During the second presidential debate Sunday night in St. Louis, Missouri, Donald Trump made the extraordinary claim that if he had been president in 2004, slain American soldier Captain Humayun Khan “would be alive today.” Khan, a 27-year-old officer in the United States Army, died in Iraq on June 8, 2004, attempting to stop a suicide bomber from attacking his fellow troops.

Khan was a Muslim who was born in Pakistan, but emigrated to the United States at the age of two with his family.

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U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan (U.S. Army)

Khan’s father, Khizer Khan, spoke at the Democratic National Convention, where he attacked Trump, holding up a pocket copy of the U.S. Constitution to prove his point that Trump, he said, doesn’t know what’s in it. Trump has proposed barring Muslims from entering the United States — though at Sunday’s debate he said that his proposed ban “is something that in some form has morphed into extreme vetting.”

Following the DC, Trump plunged into a protracted, public feud with the Khan family.

At Sunday’s debate, Trump revisited the Khan controversy, saying — as seen in the video at the top of this page — that Captain Human Khan would not have died had Trump been president at that time. He was attempting to contrast himself with his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, who voted in favor of a resolution authorizing the United States to use military force in Iraq, a measure that paved the way for the U.S. invasion.

“I was against the war in Iraq,” Trump asserted, adding that his claim to have been an opponent of the way when it began has not been “debunked.” But as fact checkers quickly pointed out, Trump did, in fact, publicly support the invasion when it occurred and for more than a year after.

“If I were president at this time, he would be alive today because unlike her, who voted for the war without knowing what she was doing, I would not have had our people in Iraq. So he would have been alive today,” Trump said during the debate, referring to the late Captain Khan.

The slain soldier’s father quickly responded, in a statement to NBC News.

“We know that our son, Captain Humayan Khan, is an American hero. We also know that Donald Trump is not telling the truth when he says he was against the Iraq war,” Khan said in the statement. “Our son served this country with honor and distinction, and gave the ultimate sacrifice. The only thing that Donald Trump sacrifices is the truth.”

At the Democratic National Convention in July, Khan questioned Trump’s commitment to American values.

“Donald Trump, you are asking Americans to trust you with our future. Let me ask you: Have you even read the U.S. Constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy. In this document, look for the words ‘liberty” and “equal protection of law,” Khan said in his brief address. “Have you ever been to Arlington Cemetery? Go look at the graves of the brave patriots who died defending America — you will see all faiths, genders, and ethnicities. You have sacrificed nothing and no one.”

In an interview later, Trump responded to Khan, saying, “I think I’ve made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very hard.”

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manigordo

well he khans, because he’s khanbastic of course1 but srsly, it’s dt’s fault for mentioning them in the first place. it was more than consequential that the angry moosloon would return to his sanctimonious, iniquitous and hypocritical behaviour of always, like any good demtard, and take the opportunity to lambaste dt; yet again… he’d obv still be alive today nevertheless, i guess kaffir prefers his own flesh and blood to be dead, than preventing further ramericans deaths; now, who else does precisely the same now..:billary cough:

Anonymous

Waving the Constitution around, it’s not going to help you now is it buddy.

Michael☆

This man is trying to run for political office! This man is using his dad Muslim son as a Muslim martyr! A member of the Pakistan Embassy ISI Chief attended Captain Humayun Khans funeral at Arlington ! A tweet to Dunya News Khizr Khan said : I salute the Martyrs & the soldiers of Pakistan, I am always sentimental on the way Muslims are defamed : Khizr Khan. This man is using his dead son for his own political uses. Khizr Khan in a statement to CNN Anderson Cooper: Mr Khan lies! His statement ! Quote : Sharia law as we have titled, there is no such thing as Sharia law! I do not stand for any Sharia law because there is no such thing. Khizr M Khan’s website notes that he works to help clients with the E-2 and EB-5 programs that let overseas investors buy into US companies. The E-2 and EB-5 are two of the most notoriously abused Visa categories that essentially allow wealthy foreigners to buy their way into US residency and possibly citizenship with a relatavely modest investment. The EB-5 is literally a citizenship for sale program in which a Visa for a whole family can be bought for as little as $5,000.The EB-5 program has been caught up in multiple scandals and critics are pressing Congress to kill it. Is his investors back Clinton? Because. Clinton claims that Trans Pacific partnership also known as TPP is the gold standard ! The KM KHAN LAW OFFICE, Khizr Muazzam Khan, Attorney at Law, specializes in the purchase or sale of commercial real estate. It is sad to see you man used the back of his dead Muslim son.

Melvin

He, and his wife,claims to be an American citizen! And then,he holds up the Constitution!! Probably!! the only reason why, he had it because, he needed some paper to take a shit!! Because as you know Muslims do not believe in American values Muslims do not believe in our constitution. Michael is right, this guy is a joke,a top-of-the-line,Muslim set on destroying this country.

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