CNN: Khan to Trump: 'Put that Purple Heart back'
(CNN)Khizr Khan on Tuesday accused Donald Trump of dodging the Vietnam War draft, and said he shouldn't have accepted a Purple Heart given to him at a rally earlier in the day, deeming it the latest sign of his inability to empathize with parents of fallen soldiers.
"You dodged the draft," Khan, a Muslim whose son was slain in the Iraq War, said of Trump to CNN's Anderson Cooper. "Put that Purple Heart back on that person's chest."
A military veteran supporting Trump had gifted the Republican presidential nominee his Purple Heart, prompting Trump to say he "always wanted to get the Purple Heart" and this was "much easier" than serving in combat.
Khan's own son, Capt. Humayun Khan, was also a Purple Heart recipient. It is bestowed upon those wounded or killed in combat.
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Update: Khan slams Trump's Purple Heart comments: 'You did not serve' (The Hill)
WNU Editor: The event where Donald Trump was given a Purple Heart is here .... Veteran gives Purple Heart to Trump (The Hill). What's my take .... I am seeing more of Khizr Khan on TV than Democrat VP candidate Tim Kaine. On a side note .... I always look at the audience reaction and attendance for these election rallies .... and I have noticed something about the Tim Kaine campaign .... the audience is small and in small venues, the photos are all close-ups, and there is no passion from the audience. For the Hillary campaign .... audience is bigger, but the passion is also muted.