Gold Star Mom Defends Trump: He was Soft-Spoken, Tender (Video)


(CNN) For the last week, headlines have focused on the war of words between Donald Trump and Khizr Khan, the man whose Muslim-American son died in the Iraq War and who spoke out against the Republican candidate at the Democratic National Convention.

So it might come as a surprise to hear a group of Gold Star families describe a private meeting with Trump as “warm” and “compassionate.” But Karen Vaughn, whose son Aaron, a Navy SEAL, died in Afghanistan, said she left it feeling that Trump understood where the families were coming from.