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Family of ISIS hostage victim claims Obama broke promise to donate to their charity.

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In a devastating interview, Kayla Mueller’s parents announced that President Obama broke a promise to contribute to a charity in her name after she was killed in ISIS captivity. In a Friday morning interview with Good Morning America, they elaborated on the 17-month delay since the President offered a donation. From ABC News:

A White House official confirmed to ABC News that the president had not made the donation but still intends to do so.

The official offered no guidance on why the president had failed to make the donation.

“He asked what he could do for you,” recalled Marsha Mueller, Kayla’s mother, about a private meeting when the president travelled to Phoenix, Arizona, after their daughter’s death.

“He says, ‘You won’t know, it’ll be an anonymous donation but I will,’” recalled Kayla’s father.

The Muellers say no such anonymous donation has been received by the foundation, named Kayla’s Hands.

In a statement, a White House official said, “The president will continue to support the goals of the organization in different ways, including by making a donation, as pledged to the Mueller family.”

The president’s failure to, so far, live up to his word about the donation, the Muellers say, came after a series of missteps by the administration that they say failed their daughter.

“The president could have been a hero, but he chose not to,” said Carl Mueller.

20/20 will explore the story in depth on Friday evening.

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