John McCain isn’t happy with Trump’s attacks on Khizr and Ghazala Khan.

Mr McCain, a war veteran and the party’s 2008 presidential nominee, thanked the Khan family for immigrating to America, adding “we’re a better country because of you.”

“I cannot emphasize enough how deeply I disagree with Mr. Trump’s statement,” Mr McCain said in a statement.

“I hope Americans understand that the remarks do not represent the views of our Republican Party, its officers, or candidates.”

Ah  no. Sorry but that claim is dead in the water. You can’t say that when the guy who made the remarks is the Republican candidate for president. You’re stuck with them, because you’re stuck with him.

Mr Trump took to Twitter on Monday to criticise the Khans for appearing on television, adding that the story was not about Khizr Khan, but rather “radical Islamic terrorism” and the US.

Mr Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski also defended his former boss, saying Captain Khan would still be alive if the billionaire was president “because he would’ve never engaged in a war that didn’t directly benefit this country”.

He’s yours, Republicans.

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