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Sale of US constitution soars after Donald Trump’s feud with Khizr Khan

In an interesting development, the United States of America is witnessing a sudden surge in sales of pocket versions of the US constitution.
India TV News Desk New Delhi August 02, 2016 15:58 IST
India TV News Desk

In an interesting development, the United States of America is witnessing a sudden surge in sales of pocket versions of the US constitution.

The sales soared after Khizr Khan, the Pakistan-origin father of a Muslim American soldier killed in Iraq, chastised Trump at the Democratic National Convention last week with a miniature version of the US constitution.

“Let me ask you, have you even read the United States Constitution?” Khan posed the question to the Republican presidential nominee.

Amid cheers of the Democratic Party supporters, Khan displayed the pocket version of the US constitution and offered a copy to Donald Trump.

 “I will gladly lend you my copy,” Khizr Khan added.

The son of Khizr Khan, a Harvard-educated lawyer, had died in a 2004 suicide bombing in Iraq.

According to a report in The New York Times, the pocket-size copy of the US constitution published by the National Center for Constitutional Studies, a conservative group, has rocketed up Amazon’s list of best-selling books after Trump-Khizr Kahn feud.

The NYT report adds that the pocket version of the US constitution was holding strong in the No. 2 position on Monday, trailing only “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”

The boom in sales has prompted other publishers to come up with attractive concessions to buyers.

In fact, the American Civil Liberties Union is offering its $5 Constitution for free.