US Constitution sales soar after Trump challenge


NEW YORK: Sales of pocket versions of the US Constitution have soared since the Pakistan-origin father of a fallen American soldier brandished a copy to denounce Donald Trump, igniting a major backlash against the Republican nominee.

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

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

The 52-page paperback, on sale for $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.

Publishers of another volume, “The US Constitution and Fascinating Facts About It”, told AFP they had completely sold out and seen nothing like it in 23 years of operations.


Categories: Asia, Pakistan

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