The online retail company could not have seen this coming. But a pocketbook version of the US constitution made it among the top 10 best-selling books on Amazon on Saturday, selling for $1 a piece.
The 52-page pamphlet printed by the National Center for Constitutional Studies made it to the top spot after Muslim-American lawyer Khizr Khan flashed a pocket Constitution and offered to lend it to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a speech at the Democratic National Convention.
However, the booklet on Amazon was not the same as the blue-cover pamphlet that Khizr Khan was holding during the DNC.
Upset about Trump’s proposal of a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States, Khan had questioned the presidential nominee’s sacrifices for the country and stated the case of his son, US Army captain Humayun Khan, who was killed in Iraq in 2004. Khan’s gesture was directed at making a point about the Constitution’s policy on inclusivity, as opposed to Trump’s exclusivity campaign.
— Nick Desai (@djnofunk) July 29, 2016
Trump reacted to Khan’s remarks in a TV interview by saying that he had indeed sacrificed by employing thousands of people, and raising “millions of dollars” for veterans.
The Republican presidential candidate also drew flak for his comments on the Khan couple. Trump had said Khan appeared “very emotional and probably looked like a nice guy to me.” He had also commented on Khan’s wife Ghazala, who was standing beside her husband at the DNC by saying, “she was standing there, she had nothing to say, she probably, maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say, you tell me.”
Trump’s comment on Khan’s wife was deemed to be insensitive towards the Muslim community.
— Anna MM Vetticad (@annavetticad) August 1, 2016
Hey Trump your own wife didn’t speak. She copied another woman’s speech. She might as well have just read Wikipedia. #GhazalaKhan
— Desiree Conway (@officialDCon) July 31, 2016
Watch full speech here:
(With inputs from Agencies)