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Khan Travel Privilege Brouhaha Shows Political Faultlines

The abrupt cancellation of a Canadian speaking engagement for Gold Star father Khizr Khan, who lives in Central Virginia, created worldwide reverberations.

“Let me ask you. Have you even read the United States Constitution?”

That challenge to Donald Trump last summer and the ultimate sacrifice by his son 13 years earlier have made Khizr Khan an in-demand speaker.

“Many people see Mr. Khan and his wife as the ultimate patriots,” said Christopher Newport University’s Quentin Kidd, who says there’s a flip side to Khan’s fame.

“He and his wife sit right at the fault line of American politics today, and that’s part of why this matters so much,” said Kidd.

Yesterday (3/6), with Khan silent and the government denying any mistreatment, each side spun the tale to its advantage.