After Trump Attacks Family Of Fallen Soldier, His Mother Issues A Heartbreaking Response

The mother at the center of Donald Trump’s attack on the family of a slain purple heart recipient responded to the Republican presidential candidate.

In an interview with ABC News, Trump claimed that Ghazala Khan did not speak as her husband Khizr Khan spoke at the 2016 Democratic Convention because of their Islamic faith.

Trump said, “If you look at his wife, she was standing there. She had nothing to say. She probably, maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say. You tell me.”

In his appearance, Mr. Khan discussed that his family emigrated to the United States and spoke about how his son served with distinction in the military, losing his life in Iraq. Khan pointed out that if Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims were in place, his son would have not been able to serve.

ABC reporter Mary Bruce spoke to Ghazala Khan, and she responded to Trump’s smear. She said, “Running for President is not an entitlement to disrespect Gold Star families and [a] Gold Star mother.”

Khan also explained that she did not speak at the convention because “I was in pain.”

In interviews Mrs. Khan has said she still is filled with grief over the loss of her son, and 12 years later still has trouble entering rooms in their home with his picture. She discussed this in an interview with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell the night after the couple appeared at the convention.

Hillary Clinton released a statement after Trump decided to attack the Khan family on Saturday:

“I was very moved to see Ghazala Khan stand bravely and with dignity in support of her son on Thursday night. And I was very moved to hear her speak last night, bravely and with dignity, about her son’s life and the ultimate sacrifice he made for his country.”

That, Donald Trump is leadership. Once again, you show you are completely unfit for the office you seek.

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