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Pocket Constitution a Bestseller Thanks to Trump-Kahn Feud

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"The" pocket book of U.S. Constitution. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 02 Aug 2016 10:27 AM

A pocket edition of the U.S. Constitution became a bestseller after Khizr Khan, whose son was killed while serving in Iraq, offered during a speech at the Democratic National Convention to lend his copy to Donald Trump -- whose over-the-top response helped make it the hottest little book around.

The pamphlet, which sells for $1 on Amazon, rose to Amazon's best-seller list on Saturday, The Associated Press reported.

Khan, an American Muslim and Harvard-educated lawyer, addressed Trump during the DNC, asking: "Let me ask you, have you even read the United States Constitution?" before pulling a pocket version of the Constitution from his jacket and continuing, "I will gladly lend you my copy."

On Monday, a pocket edition of the U.S. Constitution published by the National Center for Constitutional Studies held the No. 2 spot on Amazon's best-seller list, behind "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," The New York Times reported.

Other publishers that offer similar versions of the document latched on to the attention. The American Civil Liberties Union began offering its $5 Constitution for free, the Times reported, and the U.S. Government Publishing Office promoted its version on Twitter for $1.50.

“This situation is just off the scale in terms of people’s response and interest,” ACUL head of marketing Lorraine Kenny told the Times.

The ACLU received more than 80,000 orders for its version by Monday.

Khan's comments sparked a feud with Trump, who has suggested banning Muslims from entering the U.S. Khan's son, Army Capt. Humayun Khan, was killed in Iraq in 2004. Trump criticized Khan and questioned why his wife didn't say anything during the speech, CNN reported. Ghazala Khan hit back in an editorial in The Washington Post.

Twitter users shared a wide ranges of responses.
 

 

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A pocket edition of the U.S. Constitution became a bestseller after Khizr Khan, whose son was killed while serving in Iraq, offered during a speech at the Democratic National Convention to lend his copy to Donald Trump -- whose over-the-top response helped make it the hottest little book around.
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