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Trump responds to father of slain Muslim soldier: 'Did Hillary's script writers write' his speech?

Donald Trump on Saturday responded in an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos to a Democratic National Convention speech from the father of a Muslim U.S. soldier who died while deployed to Iraq.

Trump told Stephanopoulos that Khizr Khan, whose viral remarks questioned whether the candidate had read the Constitution and offered to lend him a copy, "doesn't know" how much he has "sacrificed" for America by having "tremendous success." He suggested Khan's comments were pure political manipulation by the Democratic Party, asking, "Did Hillary's script writers write" Khan's speech?

In an additional statement released late Saturday night, Trump conceded that Khan's son, Captain Humayun Khan, "was a hero to our country" but insisted his father "has no right to stand in front of millions of people and claim I have never read the Constitution, (which is false) and say many other inaccurate things."

Watch Trump's full comments to Stephanopoulos below. Bonnie Kristian