"Is it possible that this is all about politics here?": Sean Hannity defends Trump from Khan parents' "political agenda"

"You know, this guy is an immigration lawyer," Hannity said of Khizr Khan, who slammed Trump at the DNC

By Brendan Gauthier
August 2, 2016 8:10PM (UTC)
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Sean Hannity, Donald Trump (Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com/Reuters/Brendan McDermid/Photo montage by Salon)

On his eponymous radio show, Fox News' Sean Hannity on Monday commented on the ongoing feud between GOP nominee Donald Trump and the Gold Star parents of Capt. Humayun Khan, who died while serving in Iraq in 2004.

Khan's father, Khizr, spoke at last week's Democratic National Convention, where he now famously held up a pocket Constitution and offered to lend it to Trump. Hannity denounced the gesture as political theater.


"You know, this guy is an immigration lawyer. Does anybody know that?" Hannity said on his radio show. "So I assume, on issues involving the vetting of refugees and Trump's general comments about radical Islam — not Islam, radical Islam — and vetting refugees, and building a wall, and immigration, and people that want to come to this country, he has a political grievance with Donald Trump."

"He specifically focused on EB visas, a special category in which rich foreigners can essentially buy a visa by promising to invest a certain amount of money," he continued. "So is it possible that this is all about politics here?"

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