Trump Banking That Islamophobia is a Real Thing in Kahn Attacks

Donald Trump is betting his policy on Radical Islam paying off in November

WASHINGTON – Khizr Khan delivered a powerful speech before the Democratic National Convention last week. He is the father of Captain Humayun Khan, who died in a suicide car bombing in Iraq. He attacked Donald Trump, saying he didn’t know the Constitution and alleging that he wanted to keep people like his son out of the country. Trump has since fired back at Khizr Khan, claiming that his wife, who was also on the stage, wasn’t allowed to speak because of Sharia Law.
Trump is a guy who shoots from the hip. And he probably should have kept his mouth shut instead of attacking the parents of a fallen soldier, even if they did attack him first. But the bottom line is that Khan has his facts wrong.

Donald Trump does not want to keep people like Captain Khan out of the United States. He has advocated that specific countries that have a problem with terrorism should have a moratorium on immigration until we can figure out how to vet them in such a way as to prevent the kind of terror attacks we saw in San Bernardino and the kind we see proliferating in France. Trump wants to let the Captain Khans of the world in, but the first priority is to put systems in place that filter out bad immigrants so we can benefit from the hard work – and sometimes the heroism of good immigrants.


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The controversy came as the latest polls showed Democrat Hillary Clinton climbing back into the lead over the Republican. A CNN poll released Monday found Mrs. Clinton gaining 7 percentage points from before the Democratic convention, giving her a 52%-to-43% lead, while a CBS News poll out Monday showed Mrs. Clinton with a lead of 46% to 39%, compared with a tie of 42% to 42% before her convention.

The clash began after Khizr Khan, the father of Capt. Khan, chided Mr. Trump last Thursday for wanting to temporarily ban Muslims like his son, who died saving his troops from a suicide bomber, from entering the U.S.

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