YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Donald Trump has sparked bipartisan backlash, after the Republican attacked the bereaved parents of a Muslim U.S, Army captain who spoke at the Democratic convention last week.
Critics from both parties on Saturday questioned whether Trump had the empathy and understanding to be president, particularly after he questioned on ABC’s “This Week” why mourning mother Ghazala Khan stayed silent during her husband’s Thursday night address.
Lawyer Khizr Khan gave a moving tribute to their son, Humayun, who received a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart after he was killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq in 2004. During the speech, Khan’s wife, Ghazala, stood quietly by his side, wearing a headscarf. She has said she didn’t speak because she’s still overwhelmed by grief.