Trump under fire over clash with hero's family

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is seen on day three of the Republican National Convention at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on July 20, 2016Veterans groups and Republicans Monday savaged Donald Trump’s war of words with the parents of a slain Muslim American soldier, the latest example of the presidential nominee making statements considered beyond the pale. Criticism has poured in from outraged veterans groups, relatives of soldiers killed in action and even President Barack Obama. The episode has dominated US headlines since last Thursday, when Pakistani immigrant Khizr Khan galvanized the Democratic National Convention with a tribute to his dead son in which he rebuked the Republican nominee for having “sacrificed nothing” for the country.

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