UPDATE: I typed the time when Donald Trump gets the question about PTSD incorrectly. The subject came up at ~113 minutes into the video below. My apologies.
Yahoo: “Trump on PTSD: Some veterans aren’t strong enough to ‘handle it’”
Most soldiers do not get PTSD. Most people have sufficient mental resilience to get through combat without a mental breakdown. Most people can handle the dreadful experiences the horrible experience of combat and carry on. Otherwise, the human race would be extinct. Nevertheless, some people, are vulnerable to PTSD. Why? Well, we treat it as a medical issue because that is what it is.
So did Donald Trump insult veterans with PTSD? No. Sometimes the death of a thousand cuts is self-inflicted, and sometimes we called it a muckraking campaign.
Is Loose Lips Hillary’s accusation true? No. What Donald Trump did is use plain language. Nevertheless, about 20 minutes into this video Loose Lips Hillary attacks Donald Trump for belittling veterans with PTSD =>Full video: Clinton calls Trump’s comments on PTSD “troubling”. She did so in spite of the fact there are sources that point out that Trump did not insult veterans with PTSD.
- Retort the Troops (www.snopes.com)
- Military veteran defends Donald Trump, blasts media for twisting PTSD comments (www.washingtontimes.com)
What did Trump say in context? The video below provides that. Trump spoke to Retired American Warriors at their town Hall in Herndon, VA. The question pops up at ~113 minutes into the video below.
Did the audience react as if Trump had said anything wrong? No.
Most of Loose Lips Hillary’s campaign consists of smearing her opponent, but these kinds of lies are almost transparent. If we believe them, what is our excuse? We believe the news media? We trust the news media? What kind of fool does that? That is something to think about.