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Blunt joins criticism of Trump comments about Army captain

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U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is taking Donald Trump to task for berating the parents of a decorated Army captain killed in Iraq.

Blunt, of Missouri, advised Trump to "focus on jobs and national security and stop responding to every criticism whether it's from a grieving family or Hillary Clinton."

Trump has repeatedly denounced the parents of Capt. Humayun Khan, after the father spoke at the Democratic convention last week. Khizr Khan said Trump's proposals would have barred his son from immigrating to the United States because they are Muslims.

Blunt said the Khans "deserve to be heard and respected."

Blunt has given Trump a tepid endorsement, but is among a number of Republican senators running for re-election trying to distance themselves from the nominee.

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