New Clinton TV ad in Florida features Khan family

Posted October 22, 2016

Khizr Khan, the Muslim father of a USA soldier slain in Iraq and the target of criticism by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, is now seen in a moving TV ad supporting Democratic White House hopeful Hillary Clinton, which was released Friday by her campaign. He was 27 years old and he was a Muslim American.

Khizr Khan, the soldier's father, told the story of his son's life and sacrifice powerfully at the convention - while chiding Donald Trump for his comments about banning Muslims from entering the country.

Khan cluthches the folded American flag, the type presented by the military when a family member is killed while serving.

In the ad, posted on YouTube, Khan tells the story of his son, Army Capt. Humayun Khan, who died in a bomb explosion in Iraq in 2005.

Trump's feud with the Khan family was one of the most explosive and damaging moments for his candidacy, and it prompted widespread criticism as Trump seemed eager to defy political norms against criticizing the families of fallen soldiers.

The ad, titled 'Captain Khan, ' features Khizr Khan, the father of slain Iraq War hero Captain Humayan Khan.

Trump responded to Khan's speech by attacking Ghazala and raising the assumption she did not speak because of her Muslim religion. He saw a suicide bomber approaching his camp.

'My son moved forward to stop the bomber when the bomb exploded, he saved everyone in his unit. At the end, we see a brief slow-motion image of Trump giving a speech followed by a shot of Khizr holding his arm aroud his wife Ghazala as he watches his son's military funeral and she puts her head down.

The ad, according to the Clinton campaign, will rotate into swing states, including: Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania.