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

Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpJustice Department preparing for Mueller report as soon as next week: reports Smollett lawyers declare 'Empire' star innocent Pelosi asks members to support resolution against emergency declaration 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 ClintonFBI’s top lawyer believed Hillary Clinton should face charges, but was talked out of it Harris adds key Clinton aide, women of color to 2020 campaign: report Democrats more likely Trump's foil, than to foil Trump MORE, who voted for the war while she represented New York in the Senate.