After Donald Trump criticized the parents of a U.S. Army captain killed in Iraq, the mother is speaking up.
“Please. I am very upset when I heard when he said that I didn’t say anything,” Ghazala Khan told ABC News. “I was in pain. If you were in pain, you fight or you don’t say anything. I’m not a fighter, I can’t fight. So the best thing I do was quiet.”
The speech, delivered by Khizr Khan, father of Iraq war hero Capt. Humayun Khan, was described by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee as “undoubtedly the best speech of the entire [Democratic] convention”
Sucked in by the emotion of the speech, Fox News host Megyn Kelly got into a heated exchange with Huckabee when she tried unsuccessfully to dissuade his approval of Trump’s position on a temporary ban of Muslim immigration.
Watch the testy exchange: Watch Megyn Kelly get testy with Mike Huckabee because she can’t turn him into a liberal thinker
As Khan laid into Trump for his suggestion to temporarily ban the immigration of Muslims, he held up a pocket-sized copy of the U.S. Constitution.
“Go look at the graves of brave patriots who died defending the United States of America,” Khan said, addressing Trump. “You will see all faiths, genders and ethnicities. You have sacrificed nothing and no one.”
Trump suggested to George Stephanopoulos Saturday in an interview that will air Sunday that perhaps the wife didn’t speak because her faith wouldn’t allow it.
“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,” he said.
Khan said his wife had declined his invitation to speak at the convention because it would be too emotional for her.
“I invited her — would you like to say something on the stage when the invitation came? And she said, ‘You know how it is with me, how upset I get,'” he said.
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