Hillary Clinton’s Democratic campaign is using Khizr Khan again against rival Donald Trump in the presidential race, releasing a new ad Friday where the Muslim Gold Star father asks the GOP nominee: “Would my son have a place in your America?”
The Clinton campaign said the ad will air in the battleground states of Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Khizr Khan’s son, Captian Humayun Khan, was a United States Army captain who was killed in Iraq in 2004. Khizr Khan spoke out during the Democratic National Convention against Trump’s proposal to restrict Muslim immigration. Trump subsequently found himself in a back and forth with the Khan family in the days after the convention.
In the ad, Khizr Khan says: “In 2004, my son was stationed in Iraq. 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 Captain Humayun Khan. He was 27 years old and he was a Muslim American. I want to ask Mr. Trump: would my son have a place in your America?”