Trump: If I were president, Humayun Khan would be alive

Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pens op-ed on kindergartners learning tech Bharara, Yates tamp down expectations Mueller will bring criminal charges Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open MORE said that if he was president in 2004, Khizr Khan’s son wouldn’t have died serving in Iraq because America would not have been engaged in a war there.

“If I were president, his son wouldn't have died because we wouldn't be in a war,” Trump said during a Monday night interview on Fox News’s “Hannity.” “I wouldn't have been in the war.”

The GOP presidential nominee’s remarks about Khan — who’s son, Army Capt. Humayun Khan, was killed by a suicide bomber in 2004 in Iraq — have sparked a firestorm among both Democrats and Republicans.

Khan delivered a sharp rebuke against Trump during last week’s speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Trump has frequently mentioned that he opposed the Iraq War, something he has used against Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies DNC, RNC step up cyber protections Gun proposal picks up GOP support MORE, who voted for the war while she represented New York in the Senate.