The parents of a Muslim American soldier killed in Iraq said on Sunday Donald Trump was a “black soul” unfit for the White House, after he insulted them and suggested he had made sacrifices for the US comparable to their son’s.
Ghazala Khan stood silently next to her husband as he attacked Mr Trump in an emotional speech to the Democratic National Convention on Thursday.
Mr Trump suggested she may not have been allowed to speak.
Republicans and Democrats said the Republican candidate’s comments were no way to talk of a hero’s mother. Mrs Khan said she was upset by his remarks.
Last week her husband Khizr Khan told Democrats Mr Trump had sacrificed “nothing and no-one” for his country.
At the convention in Philadelphia, he said his son would not even have been in America if it had been up to Mr Trump, who has called for a ban on Muslims entering the US.
Humayun Khan was killed by a car bomb in 2004 in Iraq at the age of 27.
In an interview for ABC on Saturday, Ghazala Khan said: “When I was standing there, all of America felt my pain, without a single word. I don’t know how he missed that.”
“Please Mr Trump, feel that pain and you will be better.
“I was upset when I heard that I didn’t say anything because I was in pain.”
Khizr Khan said that Mr Trump was “devoid of feeling the pain of a mother who has sacrificed her son”.
“Running for president is not an entitlement to disrespect… a Gold Star mother, shame on him,” he said.
“He has no decency, he has a dark heart.”
Mrs Khan said on Friday that she did not speak during her husband’s speech because she was still overcome with grief and could not look at her son’s photos without crying.
watch the interview below: