The Latest: Trump again criticizes fallen veteran’s father

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local):

10:50 a.m.

Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday morning to continue his criticisms of Khizr Khan (KY’-zer KAHN’), the father of a Muslim U.S. Army captain who was killed in 2004 by a suicide bomber in Iraq.

“I was viciously attacked by Mr. Khan at the Democratic Convention. Am I not allowed to respond? Hillary voted for the Iraq war, not me!” Trump tweeted.

The tweet came just minutes after interviews with Khan aired on NBC’s “Meet The Press” and CNN’s “State of the Union.” Khan thanked Trump for calling his son a hero, but said the Republican presidential nominee is being “disingenuous” because of his campaign rhetoric.

Khan gave an emotional tribute to his son last week the Democratic National Convention that was also heavily critical of Trump. Khan’s son, Humayun, earned a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.


10:45 a.m.

Hillary Clinton says controlling her emotions was her biggest concern walking on stage at the Democrat National Convention to become the first woman to lead a major party ticket.

Clinton says she was afraid she might cry after seeing her daughter, Chelsea, on stage. Clinton says also in her mind was how proud her own mother would have been of her. Clinton’s mother died in 2011.

In an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” Clinton said the moment was “over-the-top emotional” and that “I was pretty concerned whether I’d make it through the speech.”


10:25 a.m.

Hillary Clinton says she has “work to do” to earn voters’ trust and move past the “caricature” many people have of her.

In a wide-ranging interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Clinton said the majority of voters approved of her work as a U.S. senator and as secretary of State under President Barack Obama. But upon running for any office, she said, “all of these caricatures come out of nowhere, and people begin to undermine me.”

Polls have indicated that voters question Clinton’s trustworthiness. Clinton said: “I think it’s fair for Americans to have questions.” But unlike her rival Donald Trump, “I have a long record of public service I can point to that’s actually produced results for people.”


10:10 a.m.

The father of a Muslim U.S. Army captain killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq says he appreciates that Donald Trump called his son a hero, but says he finds the Republican presidential nominee disingenuous because of his policies and his rhetoric.

Speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Khizr Khan says Trump showed disrespect toward his wife and that the country needs to be run by someone with a “moral compass.”

Khan addressed the Democratic National Convention last week as his wife, Ghazala, stood quietly by his side.

Trump’s comments that maybe she wasn’t allowed to speak sparked backlash. On Saturday, Trump called their son, U.S. Capt. Humayun Khan, a hero but said the issue was about terrorism and the ability of leaders of the current administration to eradicate it.


9:34 a.m.

Retired Gen. John Allen says Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has “no credibility” to criticize him about the U.S. battle against Islamic State militants.

Last week, Trump called Allen a “failed general,” saying he hadn’t done so well in fighting IS.

Allen is a former commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan and also was the president’s former special envoy for the global coalition to counter IS. In that job, he worked to assemble a group of nations to counter Islamic State militants.

Allen says he doesn’t think he has to justify himself to Trump, who has never spent time in Afghanistan or Iraq and has never served in the military.


9 a.m.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is suggesting the U.S. accept Russia’s annexation of Crimea if it would lead to better relations with Moscow and stronger cooperation in fighting Islamic State militants.

In an interview broadcast Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Trump suggested that the people of Crimea would rather be part of Russia. That runs counter to the Obama administration, which imposed economic sanctions against Russia for annexing the territory in Ukraine two years ago.

The United Nations doesn’t want countries to recognize Crimea as part of Russia, and some top Republicans are staunchly defending Crimea against what they say is Russian aggression.

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