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- In July 2016, Trump shot back at Khizr Khan and Ghazala Khan, the Muslim-American parents of the deceased gold-star Army Captain Humayun Khan, for appearing at the Democratic Convention in support of Hillary Clinton. "I saw him. He was, you know, very emotional. And probably looked like — a nice guy to me. His wife, if you look at his wife, she was standing there. She had nothing to say. She probably — maybe she wasn't allowed to have anything to say."
- Trump also compared his sacrifices to those of the Khans. "I think I've made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very hard. I've created thousands and thousands of jobs, tens of thousands of jobs, built great structures. I've had tremendous success. I think I've done a lot," he was reported saying by ABC News.
- In June 2016, the then presumptive GOP nominee Trump said it was "absolutely" possible a Muslim judge would treat him unfairly after his call for banning Muslims from the U.S. “It's possible, yes. That would be possible, absolutely,” Trump said.
- On Dec. 7, 2015, Trump called for banning Muslims from the U.S. "Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on. According to Pew Research, among others, there is great hatred towards Americans by large segments of the Muslim population," he said in a statement at the time. However, earlier this month, Trump’s campaign website took down the statement after a reporter asked about it.
- In November 2015, Trump falsely claimed Muslims in New Jersey cheered for the 9/11 terrorist attacks. "I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. Thousands of people were cheering,"