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Will Trump's war of words with Kahn hurt him?

Posted at 11:45 PM, Aug 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-04 16:45:03-04

Western New York Trump supporter Russ Gugino knows first hand what it's like living with a child in combat overseas.

"I can tell you that when my son was in Afghanistan, I had a dream. A dream there was a car pulling into my driveway with someone coming out...one star on the car...thinking someone was going to tell me that my son had died," he said.

Gugino can sympathize with Khizr Khan, whose emotional speech at the Democratic National Convention regarding Donald Trump prompted a Nationwide debate.

Khan's son, a Captain in the United States Army was killed while serving in Iraq 12 years ago. During this speech, he scolded Trump, questioning whether the Republican Presidential Nominee had ever read the U.S. Constitution.

"I will gladly lend you my copy," Khan said while holding up a copy of the constitution during the speech.

Trump, fired back, seeing this as an attack. Gugino believes Trump should have acknowledged Mr. Kahn's son's contribution and gone on from there.

Gugino feels Trump may have jumped the gun by commenting on Khan's speech, and should have focused on something else.

"I would talk about the economy and how terrible it is...how many people are out of work and how the economic recovery is the worst in 60 years," he said.

Despite the recent outcry, Gugino does not think this is going to hurt Trump in November.

"I don't think many people pay attention to this campaign until after Labor Day. They really don't want to be bothered by heavy-duty politics until after Labor Day and into October."