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POLITICS Trump Just Said Only WEAK Veterans Get PTSD. Here’s How Iraq Vets Responded

Posted on October 3, 2016

Republican nominee Donald Trump, like all Republican politicians, place our veterans on a pedestal and use appeals to shallow nationalism to convince his followers that he somehow cares for this nation and our military. But Trump’s recent statements show that the draft-dodging mogul cares absolutely nothing for well-being of our fighting men and women, just as he cares nothing for anybody not named Trump.

In an exchange missed by most of the media, Trump today insulted all of our veterans who have suffered psychological trauma during their overseas tours by saying that only weak soldiers suffer from PTSD, and that therefore our “strong veterans” don’t require psychological counseling when they return home.

When asked how he would approach mental health issues such as PTSD and if he would support spiritual counseling for veterans affected by them, Trump implied that veterans who are “strong” don’t suffer from such afflictions.

“When you talk about the mental health problems,” he said, “when people come back from war and combat and they see things that maybe a lot of the folks in the room have seen many times over and you’re strong and you can handle it, but a lot of people can’t handle it.”

So, in Trump’s mind, only “strong” veterans don’t get PTSD – therefore anyone who does is “weak.” This is probably a bizarre line of thinking that he will try to link to his efforts to privatize veterans’ care (which is strongly opposed by veterans groups), but it also reveals the callous disrespect for the struggles our military men and women go through – a disrespect which has by now become a running theme throughout his campaign.

Trump has had the nerve to insult the family of war hero Humayun Khan for challenging him on his un-American immigration policy. Draft-dodging Trump even had the nerve to criticize veteran Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) for being shot down, captured, and tortured while being held in a Vietcong prison for years,saying “I like people who weren’t captured” and that he wasn’t a war hero. He’s held fundraisers for veterans and never paid out the funds raised, and all he can promise policy wise is an extraordinarily vague “we’re going to take care of our vets better than anybody.”

As low as 11% and as high as 20% of our veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, which is an extremely serious mental affliction that can affect anyone exposed to trauma. Donald Trump, having never faced a situation he couldn’t buy his way out of, has no conception of what sacrifice or trauma truly is. A child of a golden spoon who’s had everything in his life handed to him, Trump’s disdain for the struggles of our veterans is disgusting, and is just more proof that he would be an atrocious commander-in-chief.

Sun Tzu, the world’s oldest recorded strategist, wrote that one must “treat your men as you would your own beloved sons, and they will follow you into the deepest valley.” Trump doesn’t treat our fighting men and women with any more respect than he does the workers in his hotels or the women on his television shows, and it’s obvious that our fighting men and women won’t follow him anywhere after these comments.

PJ Reikoff, the CEO of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, responded to Trump’s comments with this spot-on comparison with President Obama.

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How dare @realDonaldTrump tell me I or my Marines couldn't handle it. I'm shaking.

— Mister Megative (@mistermegative) October 3, 2016

Veteran Tim Pritchett was also displeased with Trump’s comments:

Trump Says Veterans Who Are 'Strong' Don't Get PTSD, But Others 'Can't Handle It' http://bit.ly/2dqCCs7 (VIDEO)pic.twitter.com/Yavl19DWw0

@Mediaite @ChrisCuomo Trump also only likes the veterans without Ptsd, not just us vets that weren't captured.#VetsagainstTrump

Here’s video of Trump’s quote:

http://occupydemocrats.com/2016/10/03/trump-just-said-weak-veterans-get-ptsd-heres-iraq-vets-responded/

Go for more Veterans votes trump. You're doing great. :D

 

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Patton Oswalt OBLITERATES Trump For His Reckless PTSD Comments, And It’s Masterful (TWEET)
By Sarah on October 3, 2016 8:57 pm·

Speaking to a bunch of his merry morons on Monday, Donald Trump decided to say that veterans who have post-traumatic stress after war commit suicide because they just can’t handle it.

Trump, the drafter dodger, decided to say this about folks with PTSD:

“When you talk about the mental health problems, when people come back from war and combat and they see things that maybe a lot of folks in this room have seen many times over and you’re strong and you can handle it but a lot of people can’t handle it. They see horror stories, they see events you couldn’t see in a movie, nobody would believe it.”

First of all, if Trump needs to talk about who has a mental health problem, he should just look in the mirror to see a clear narcopath. However, I’m sure he’s the best narcopath ever.

Secondly, he needs to STFU about Veterans and PTSD. Like, right now. To say it’s just because they “can’t handle it” and that’s why they commit suicide or have a lot of struggles isn’t just woefully naive, it’s absolutely insulting to our men and women who have laid their life on the line for this country.

However, not letting Trump get away with being the ass that he is, Patton Oswalt took to Twitter to do what he does best, roast the a**hole.

Oswalt tweeted out:

Hey @realDonaldTrump: Good luck with your PTSD after Hillary stomps your dick in the dirt on Nov. 8th. #bonespurs #coward #draftdodger

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 3, 2016

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2016/10/03/patton-oswalt-obliterates-trump-for-his-reckless-ptsd-comments-and-its-masterful-tweet/

 

Really couldn’t have said it any better than that. Bravo, Patton. Never stop being you.

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Where did he use the word weak ?

 

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When asked how he would approach mental health issues such as PTSD and if he would support spiritual counseling for veterans affected by them, Trump implied that veterans who are “strong” don’t suffer from such afflictions.

“When you talk about the mental health problems,” he said, “when people come back from war and combat and they see things that maybe a lot of the folks in the room have seen many times over and you’re strong and you can handle it, but a lot of people can’t handle it.”

So, in Trump’s mind, only “strong” veterans don’t get PTSD – therefore anyone who does is “weak.” This is probably a bizarre line of thinking that he will try to link to his efforts to privatize veterans’ care (which is strongly opposed by veterans groups), but it also reveals the callous disrespect for the struggles our military men and women go through – a disrespect which has by now become a running theme throughout his campaign.

Not strong is the same as weak you MORON!

You have FPTSD = Fake Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.

You have FPTSD because you never served in the military poser.

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WATCH: Angry Joe Biden brutally blisters Trump over veteran PTSD insult — ‘Where the hell is he from?’

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Campaigning for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Florida, an emotional Vice President Joe Biden tore into GOP nominee Donald Trump for saying some vets suffering from PTSD “just can’t handle it.”

“Where in the hell is he from?” Biden said at a campaign rally before adding, “No no no no. This is deadly earnest.”

Biden then related the story of his late son Beau who served a tour of duty in Iraq as well as what another soldier who served told him when the VP attempted to pin a Silver Star on him for bravery.

“When I went to pin it on him in front of the entire brigade he stood and looked at me and said, ‘Sir I don’t want the medal. I don’t want the medal.’ You know why? He said he died. ‘He died Mr. vice president I don’t want the medal,'”said Biden, before angrily yelling,” How many nights does that kid go to sleep seeing that image in his head, dealing with it?”

Watch the video below via YouTube:

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/10/watch-angry-joe-biden-brutally-blisters-trump-over-veteran-ptsd-insult-where-the-hell-is-he-from/

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You have FPTSD because you never served in the military poser.

How dare you! Of course he did! Well, he went to a fancy private military school, and got more military training than many actual soldiers, so it's the same thing.

 

He said.

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Donald Trump sparks outrage by suggesting vets with PTSD aren’t ‘strong’ and ‘can’t handle it’


 

usa-election-trump.jpg Trump answers questions from veterans as he appears at the "Retired American Warriors" conference during a campaign stop on Monday. (MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS)
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Monday, October 3, 2016, 7:37 PM
Some veterans are furious at draft-dodging Donald Trump for suggesting soldiers who develop post-traumatic stress disorder aren't "strong" and "can't handle it," seeing it as the latest in a string of insults toward their military service.

"What's he going to say next, he doesn't like service members who died because 'I like the ones who came home?’" said David Ortiz, an army veteran who lost his legs in Afghanistan, referring to Trump's insult of POW John McCain that he liked veterans "who weren't captured."

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-suggests-vets-ptsd-aren-strong-article-1.2815752

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