A Hillary Clinton spokesman lashed out on Twitter Sunday night after Donald Trump suggested U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, who was killed in Iraq in 2004, would still be alive today had Trump been president after 9/11. Trump famously attacked Khan's gold star parents in July after soldier's father, Khizr Khan, criticized the Republican nominee at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
“If I was president at that time he would be alive today,” Trump said at the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, saying that he never would have sent American troops to Iraq in the first place.
Following the claim, Clinton foreign policy spokesman Jesse Lehrich took to Twitter, where he offered a few choice words for the Republican nominee.
"Hey, @realDonaldTrump – regarding your claim that Captain Khan would be alive if you were president: go f*** yourself," Lehrich tweeted.
Less than an hour later, Lehrich sent out another tweet in which he apologized for the comment, calling it "inappropriate."
I want to apologize for the clearly inappropriate nature and language of this personal tweet. Sorry all.— Jesse Lehrich (@JesseLehrich)October 10, 2016
"I want to apologize for the clearly inappropriate nature and language of this personal tweet. Sorry all," Lehrich tweeted.
(H/T: Daily Caller)
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