By Hamish Balfour
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s attacks on the Khan family, whose son died saving his troops from a suicide bomber, have been widely condemned. But the real estate mogul is getting support from some sources.
Right-wing radio commentator Michael Savage criticized the Khans, who are originally from Pakistan.
“They aren’t real Americans,” he said on his radio show. “They just signed some paperwork to get a better life. They’re not real truck-driving, gun-owning Americans. You can’t be a real American with a name like Khizr Khan.”
Savage is not the only person to question the Khans. Bill Mitchell, a Trump supporter, posted a message on Twitter downplaying Capt. Humayun Khan’s sacrifice.
“Hate to spit in the politically correct punchbowl but getting shot or blown up in the line of duty makes you a soldier, not a hero,” he wrote.