After a Retired American Warriors town hall campaign event was held on 3 October 2016 in Herndon, Virginia, Donald Trump was widely (falsely) accused of claiming the veterans who suffer from PTSD are weak.
Occupy Democrats was one of many garbage political outlets claiming Trump had called veterans with PTSD weak and had insulted those who required mental health services after serving, and that the news media largely ignored his comments. One of the reasons news media may have initially ignored his comments is because in context, his comments aren’t even remotely close to what the liberals twisting them are.
The quote in question is as follows: “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 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.”
And here’s what he actually said – in context.
— Leo Shane III (@LeoShane) October 3, 2016
And you know what? Even the veteran who asked Trump the question that led to this response that proved controversial is blasting the media for taking Trump out of context. As Mediaite reported, the man who asked Trump about PTSD, Marine Staff Sergeant Chad Robichaux, responded to the outrage in a statement provided to Mediaite:
Chad Robichaux, Marine staff sgt who asked Trump about PTSD: “I took his comments to be thoughtful and understanding of the struggles…” pic.twitter.com/wDvlRrh1MD
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) October 3, 2016
If there were Trump scandals worth talking about, why do liberals have to invent them? I suppose anything to take attention away from Hillary Clinton and her countless scandals will do for the liberal media.