The family of a fallen Gold Star solider issued a powerful response after Donald Trump spoke about their son during Sunday's presidential debate.
Khizr and Ghazala Khan gained immense praise at the Democratic National Convention by speaking out against Trump's controversial rhetoric about Muslims. Their son, Purple Heart Army captain Humayun Khan, died in Iraq 12 years ago while trying to stop a suicide bomber.
"If it was up to Donald Trump, [my son] never would have been in America," Khizr Khan said at the DNC. "Donald Trump consistently smears the character of Muslims. He disrespects other minorities; women; judges; even his own party leadership."
Khizr Kahn also said that Trump "has sacrificed nothing" and dared him to read his copy of the Constitution.
In July, Trump responded to Khizr's DNC speech by saying that Ghazala "wasn't allowed" to speak onstage because of her religion. He has never apologized to the Khans for his comment.
At the second presidential debate, Trump referenced the Khan's son again. But this time, he speculated about a Trump presidency during the time of the Iraq war.
"If I were president at that time, [Khan] would be alive today," Trump said, claiming that he opposed the war in Iraq, even though he supported the initial invasion.
After the debate concluded, the Khan family immediately released a statement to debunk Trump's claim about their son and the war.
"We know that our son, Captain Humayan Khan, is an America hero," the statement read. "We also know that Donald Trump is not telling the truth when he says he was against the Iraq war. Our son served this country with honor and distinction, and gave the ultimate sacrifice. The only thing that Donald Trump sacrifices is the truth."
As of Monday, Trump has not yet responded to the Khan's recent statement.
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