Khan parents chide Trump for lack of empathy

Khizr Khan, who's son Humayun (L) was killed serving in the U.S. Army, speaks at the Democratic National Convention in PhiladelphiaIn a growing dispute between Donald Trump and the parents of a Muslim U.S. Army officer killed in the Iraq war, the father said on Monday that the Republican presidential nominee lacked the empathy to be a leader and chided him for throwing the first salvo in their exchange. Trump responded simultaneously on Twitter to Khizr and Ghazala Khan’s morning television appearances, saying he was being “viciously” attacked. The issue has dominated the election campaign in recent days after Khan spoke at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night, with his wife standing at his side.

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