Clinton Spox On Trump’s Comment About Captain Khan: ‘Go F*ck Yourself’

Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy spokesman called Donald Trump out in rather explicit terms on Sunday night after the Republican nominee said during the second presidential debate that a Muslim soldier killed in the Iraq War would still be alive if he was commander in chief.

“Go fuck yourself,” Jesse Lehrich wrote on Twitter regarding Trump’s comments on Humayan Khan, whose parents appeared at the Democratic National Convention this summer in support of Clinton.

Lehrich followed up soon after with an apology for the “inappropriate nature and language” of his tweet.

Trump engaged in a weeks-long war of words with the Khan family this summer after they accused him of having “sacrificed nothing and no one” from the DNC stage.

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Allegra Kirkland is a New York-based reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked on The Nation’s web team and as the associate managing editor for AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @allegrakirkland.

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