Trump on veterans with PTSD: they ‘can’t handle’ combat
Yes, Donald Trump actually said that:
Donald Trump on Monday suggested veterans with PTSD “can’t handle” the psychological toll of combat. The Republican nominee — who benefitted from four deferments from the draft during the Vietnam War — was apparently trying to convey sympathy for veterans with PTSD, but tripped over his own faux-machismo.
Asked by an audience member if he’d support a “more holistic approach to solve the problems of veteran suicide and PTSD,” Trump responded that “a lot of people can’t handle it (combat), and they see horror stories, they see events that you couldn’t see in a movie, nobody would believe it.”
Fun fact: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump dodged the draft to avoid service during the Vietnam War.