Former New York Times journalist Dana Canedy lost her fiancé, First Sgt. Charles Monroe King, 14 years ago in Iraq.
On Monday, she appeared on CNN where she called out Donald Trump for referring to killed U.S. soldiers as “losers” and “suckers.”
Canedy felt disgusted by Trump’s remarks.
“I obviously heard the reports first and was really struggling with the fact that anybody could say that,” she said. “And he’s denied it, I don’t know whether he said it or not, but even the possibility of that is just horrible.”
Canedy then said that hearing about the president’s remarks has been particularly hard for her 14-year-old son Jordan, who was only 6 months old when his father was killed.
“He heard it and turned to me with his big, beautiful eyes and he said, ‘Mom, is he talking about my dad?’” she explained. “I won’t let anyone diminish the service that Charles or any other servicemember gave… for this country.”
Take a look at her remarks below: