Donald Trump said Tuesday that he had no regrets about taking on the parents of a Muslim American soldier killed in Iraq, sticking with his case that the father “viciously” attacked him in a speech at the Democratic convention.
“I said nice things about the son, and I feel that very strongly,” the Republican presidential nominee told Sinclair Broadcast Group in an interview. “But of course, I was hit very hard from the stage, and you know it’s just one of those things. But no, I don’t regret anything.”
Democrats and Republicans alike have roundly condemned Trump for criticizing Khizr Khan for his appearance last week alongside his wife, Ghazala, at the Democratic gathering in Philadelphia. Trump had speculated that aides to Hillary Clinton wrote Khan’s emotionally charged remarks and that his wife kept quiet because she wasn’t allowed to speak.