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Photos: Alex Wong/Getty Images; Scott Eisen/Getty Images

Gold Star father Khizr Khan, who famously took on President Trump during the 2016 presidential election, announced Monday that he is endorsing Joe Biden in the 2020 race, per the New Hampshire Union Leader.

The big picture: Khan made waves during a speech alongside his wife, Ghazala, at the 2016 Democratic National Convention when he offered Trump a pocket copy of the Constitution while asking if he had ever read the document.

  • The Khans' son, Humayun, was killed on the battlefield in Iraq in 2004.
  • The couple become politically active after Trump floated the idea of a ban on Muslims entering the U.S. during a 2015 campaign speech.
  • Khan asked Trump from the convention podium, "Have you ever been to Arlington Cemetery? Go look at the graves of brave patriots who died defending the United States of America. You will see all faiths, genders and ethnicities. You have sacrificed nothing — and no one."

What he's saying: "I'm supporting Joe Biden for president because of the America he stands for and the one he will fight for — the country that my son, Humayun Khan, believed in and fought for so bravely," Khan said in a statement.

  • "Vice President Biden has never wavered in his commitment to our country. President Donald Trump, on the other hand, has consistently chosen self over country, seeking the aid of totalitarian governments to sway elections and undermine our rule of law to serve his self-interest."

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