He. Just. Can’t. Stop.
Donald Trump on Monday suggested to a room full of veterans that soldiers who return from war suffering from PTSD are not “strong” and “can’t handle it.”
The GOP presidential candidate’s statement came during a Q&A at the Retired American Warriors Pac.
Because Donald feels the need to go out of his draft-dodging way to praise American veterans as tremendous and yuuuge, he screwed up. Again. By casually remarking that the RAW Pac members assembled around him were surely all rugged and tough and not-mentally ill, Trump ended up slagging a huge number of veterans who are currently struggling with a horrific disorder – a nightmare many of them can only get relief from by killing themselves.
Some of the questions were about the suicide epidemic in the military and criticism of the Veterans Administration (VA) for falling short on providing veterans with the mental health treatment they need…
“When people come back from war and combat and they see maybe what the people 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,” Trump said.
There was a silence in the room after his statement, and people on social media were quick to express anger toward his comments.
Good job, Donnie.
I guess my buddy who I deployed with, who suffered from PTSD, and who took his own life wasn't as strong as a roomful of Trump's supporters. https://t.co/iLb5V4PYs8
— Corbin Reiff (@CorbinReiff) October 3, 2016
— PTSD Foundation (@ptsdusa) October 3, 2016
Remember, sports fans. There are only five weeks left for Trump to insult the last of his forty million supporters…