The father of U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan appears in a new video ad endorsing Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Attorney Khizr Khan, an immigrant to the United States from Pakistan, appeared this summer at the Democratic National Convention where he waved a copy of the U.S. Constitution while speaking from the dais while suggesting that Republican Donald Trump was not familiar with it.
Khan has feuded with Trump on and off since July of this year, ever since he appeared at the convention. His son was killed in action while serving the Army in Iraq. When Trump asked why Khan's wife did not also speak, the candidate asked whether she had not been allowed to do so. Since then, there has been a series of back and forth tweets and statements between the two, while Democrats and media outlets have sought to highlight their differences as a supposed hostility to Islam and Muslims on the part of Trump.
In the video, Khan asks Trump a personal question. “In 2004, my son was stationed in Iraq,” Khan says. “He saw a suicide bomber approaching his camp. My son moved forward to stop the bomber when the bomb exploded. He saved everyone in his unit. Only one American soldier died.”
“My son was Capt. Humayun Khan. He was 27 years old, and he was Muslim American,” Khan said emotionally. “I want to ask Mr. Trump: Would my son have a place in your America?”
This summer, after the convention, Trump responded to Khan in several tweets. Trump asked, "I was viciously attacked by Mr. Khan at the Democratic Convention. Am I not allowed to respond? Hillary voted for the Iraq war, not me!" and "Mr. Khan, who does not know me, viciously attacked me from the stage of the DNC and is now all over T.V. doing the same - Nice!"
The Clinton campaign said the ad will air in Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania.



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Spero News writer Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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