Trump: Focus on radical Islamic terrorism, not Khan

Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpCheney says a lot of GOP lawmakers have privately encouraged her fight against Trump Republicans criticizing Afghan refugees face risks DeVos says 'principles have been overtaken by personalities' in GOP MORE on Monday said the country needed to focus on radical Islamic terrorism following his attacks on Khizr Khan, the father of a Muslim U.S. soldier killed in Iraq.

"Mr. Khan, who does not know me, viciously attacked me from the stage of the DNC and is now all over T.V. doing the same - Nice!" Trump tweeted Monday.


"This story is not about Mr. Khan, who is all over the place doing interviews, but rather RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISM and the U.S. Get smart!"

Khizr Khan, the father of Humayun Khan, a decorated U.S. Army captain who was killed in Iraq in 2004, was critical of Trump in his speech last week at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Trump sparked controversy following that speech when he lashed back at Khizr Khan, calling into question his wife's silence on stage. In a statement late Saturday, Trump called Humayun Khan a "hero" but continued to criticize Khizr Khan.

On Monday, Khan called on Trump's advisers to "set him right." He said Trump wants to have one set of rights for himself and another set for others.

"I have exactly same rights as he does," Khan said.

"Somebody should tell him that there is equal dignity, equal protection of law in this country."