Donald Trump headed to Wisconsin as GOP leaders condemn comments

Posted at 8:48 AM, Aug 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-01 13:26:50-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Donald Trump is headed to Wisconsin, even as fellow Republicans in the state are distancing themselves from politically charged comments he made about the parents of a soldier killed in action.

The Republican presidential nominee plans to campaign in Green Bay on Friday, his first Wisconsin stop since the state's April primary.

Trump has faced bipartisan criticism for engaging in an emotionally-charged feud with the bereaved parents of a decorated Muslim Army captain killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq.

Trump supporter Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Sunday that the parents of a fallen soldier should be off limits. He says, "I've gone to too many funerals, met too many families. What they've sacrificed is just unbelievable."

House Speaker Paul Ryan says the Khan's sacrifice should always be honored "period."