Accusations and verbal attacks have continued to escalate between former presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Khizr Khan, the father of a slain Muslim US soldier.
Khan first arrived in the public spotlight during the Democratic National Convention where he criticized Trump’s rhetoric on Muslims as being divisive.
Trump’s response generously confirmed Khan’s claims by suggesting Khan’s wife, who was present but silent during Khan’s DNC speech, was not permitted to speak as a Muslim.
Khan took to the spotlight again to urge Republican leadership to repudiate Trump’s attacks on the mother of a fallen soldier, and insisted that Trump has a “black soul.”
The Trump campaign quickly went into damage control and reassured its supporters that Trump’s bloodline is “pure as the driven snow.”
“I’ve spent a lot of time cultivating a certain image for my brand,” said Trump. “My reputation to be ruined with baseless claims. I am not black!”