In a never ending quest to criticize President Donald Trump, CNN brought on the parents of another Gold Star family whose son was killed in action. And it made for a heart-wrenching interview.
Sheila and Calvin Murphy appeared on the network to discuss their son, Etienne Murphy, 22, who died in Syria.
Host Alisyn Camerota attempted to bait Sheila Murphy by asking if she had received a call from president Trump, but Murphy shut the door quick.
“No I haven’t but it’s OK,” she said. “It doesn’t matter if I hear from the White House or not, because it’s not really … about a call or letter.”
She said that all she wants is for people to remember her son and added that no Gold Star family is concerned about a call from the president.
“The worst thing I have ever been called is a Gold Star mom,” she said as she wept.
Camerota would not let it go.
“I know that you, you wrote a letter to the White House, I think,” she said. “What did you want the president to know about your son?”
“I just wanted him to not forget my son,” she said. “And I actually thank President Trump for ordering the air strike in Syria but it wasn’t enough to save my child. I have no hard feelings towards anyone.”
Sheila Murphy cried for the entire, tough to watch, interview.
Camerota asked the grieving mother “how can we help you?” And Murphy put all of the controversy and politicking in perspective with one sentence.
“If you could just give me my son back,” she said.
Gold star families have taken center stage this week since Democrat Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson shamelessly used one such family as a prop to wage her personal war against President Trump. Wilson claimed the president was callous towards the soldier’s widow and painted the president as uncaring about veterans.
But her own record showed that she voted many times over the years against legislation aimed at helping veterans and their families.
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