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US Constitution sales soar after Trump challenge

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016,10:52 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New York | Sales of a pocket version of the US Constitution have soared since the father of a fallen Muslim American soldier brandished a copy to denounce Donald Trump, igniting one of the biggest backlashes against the Republican nominee.

Khizr Khan, whose son died in a 2004 suicide bombing in Iraq, has gone head to head with the insult-dishing White House candidate in a confrontation that has dominated the US news cycle for days.

On Monday, a pocket edition of the constitution was second only to the new Harry Potter and the Cursed Child script on Amazon’s best seller list, and number one best seller in Amazon’s US history category.

The 52-page paperback, on sale for USD 1 on Amazon, does not appear to be the same edition that Khan whipped out of his pocket in one of the most defining moments of last week’s Democratic National Convention. The online retailer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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