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Hillary Clinton stands up for Muslim war hero’s mom after Trump attacks her

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On Saturday, Politico reported that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton issued a statement of support for Ghazala Khan, mother of slain Iraq War hero Army Capt. Humayun Khan.

In it, she praised Mrs. Khan’s courage and dignity and called for Americans to come together to honor those lost in battle, political differences aside.

She was responding to an ABC News interview in which Republican nominee Donald Trump lashed out at the Khan family and Mrs. Khan in particular.

Trump sniped at grieving father Khizr Khan’s question as to how much he has sacrificed for his country.

“I think I’ve made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very hard,” said Trump.

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Turning his attention to Mrs. Khan, the former reality TV star said, “If you look at his wife, she was standing there. She had nothing to say. She probably, maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say. You tell me.”

The implication here is that due to the family’s Muslim faith, Ghazala Khan is forbidden to speak.

On Friday night, during an interview with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, Mrs. Khan said that she was too overwhelmed by grief to speak on Thursday night in Philadelphia.

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Of her son, she said, voice breaking with emotion, “I was keep telling him, ‘Be safe, and don’t become hero for me, just be my son. Come back as a son.’ He came back as a hero.”

Clinton issued a statement on Saturday that said, “I was very moved to see Ghazala Khan stand bravely and with dignity in support of her son on Thursday night. And I was very moved to hear her speak last night, bravely and with dignity, about her son’s life and the ultimate sacrifice he made for his country.”

She continued, “This is a time for all Americans to stand with the Khans, and with all the families whose children have died in service to our country. And this is a time to honor the sacrifice of Captain Khan and all the fallen. Captain Khan and his family represent the best of America, and we salute them.”


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Understanding the Ocasio-Cortez vs. Pelosi feud: It’s not a ‘catfight’ but a long-term power struggle

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Conditions in our so-called republic are terrible, but never so bad that the political and social crucible of the Trump era can’t make them worse. That seems to be the lesson of another catastrophic week in America, when tensions between the progressive and moderate wings of the Democratic Party boiled over into overt hostility on the same day that Vice President Mike Pence led a supposedly reassuring tour of the appalling detention facilities for migrants and refugees near the U.S.-Mexico border — and just before a planned series of ICE raids aimed at apprehending and deporting undocumented immigrants living in American cities.

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Donald Trump dug deeper than ever into his bucket of political scatology this weekend. On Sunday, in tweets already made infamous, he proclaimed:

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Trump doubles down on racist attacks on Dem lawmakers: ‘When will the Radical Left Congresswomen apologize to our Country?’

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President Donald Trump demanded apologies Monday morning from the Democratic congresswomen he smeared the day before with racist insults.

The president demanded that four freshman lawmakers -- Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib -- return to their home countries to fix the problems there, but three of the women are U.S.-born and Omar emigrated to the U.S. from Somalia at 10 and is an American citizen.

"When will the Radical Left Congresswomen apologize to our Country, the people of Israel and even to the Office of the President, for the foul language they have used, and the terrible things they have said," Trump tweeted. "So many people are angry at them & their horrible & disgusting actions!"

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