A Muslim-American Gold Star father who gained national attention for harshly criticizing then-presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Democratic National Convention last summer, may be having problems traveling outside of the country.
Virginia resident Khizr Khan was scheduled to speak in Toronto on Tuesday, but according to a statement released by the organization Ramsey Talks, the luncheon was canceled because Khan’s “travel privileges are being reviewed.”
The group also issued a statement attributed to Kahn:
"This turn of events is not just of deep concern to me but to all my fellow Americans who cherish our freedom to travel abroad. I have not been given any reason as to why. I am grateful for your support and look forward to visiting Toronto in the near future.”
During his DNC speech, Kahn, whose son was killed in Iraq, asked Trump if he’d ever read the United States Constitution, pulled out a small copy and offered to lend it to the then-candidate.
“You have sacrificed nothing — and no one,” Kahn said, in what turned out to be one of the most memorable moments from the convention.
Trump was criticized for his response to Kahn, questioning why his wife stood silently beside him because "maybe she wasn't allowed to have anything to say."
It’s not clear why Kahn’s travel privileges may be under review and whether he's having issues with U.S. or Canadian immigration officials.
Kahn was born in Pakistan but has been a U.S. citizen for more than 30 years.