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Gold Star mother in Florida TV ad: 'I would like to tell Donald Trump what it feels like' (w/video)



A Gold Star mother is featured in a new Florida TV ad criticizing Donald Trump over his treatment of a Muslim couple whose own son was killed in Iraq.

“When I saw Donald Trump attack another Gold Star mother I felt such a sense of outrage,” says Michelle DeFord. “I would like to tell Donald Trump what it feels like, the sense of emptiness that only losing a child can bring. Those people should be honored and treated with kindness for the rest of their life, and I don’t think that Donald Trump will ever understand that.”

The ad comes from VoteVets and Priorities USA Action, the super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton. It is backed by $5.4 million, according to Priorities, and is running in Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Iowa, Nevada, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Colorado plus national cable.

[Last modified: Sunday, August 7, 2016 4:30pm]


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