A veteran suffering from PTSD asked a Trump a question relating DIRECTLY to the care returning veterans would receive for their unseen injuries. Predictably the Left POUNCED.
Examples of hostile reactions:
Trump just suggested to a room full of veterans that people with PTSD aren't "strong" and "can't handle it." pic.twitter.com/bDDEPOG2HL
— Ema O'Connor (@o_ema) October 3, 2016
(… a quick glance, and her feed appears to be little else but steady anti-Trump messaging)
People who WANT to take offence will. Nothing will prevent that. ‘Not strong enough’ can be taken as a pejorative. That’s obviously how they think it’s being used.
Let’s look at the opinion that REALLY matters. The man whose question Trump was answering:
But Staff Sgt. Robichaux didn’t take Mr. Trump’s remarks as insulting — quite the contrary.
“I think it’s sickening that anyone would twist Mr. Trump’s comments to me in order to pursue a political agenda,” the staff sergeant said. “I took his comments to be thoughtful and understanding of the struggles many veterans have, and I believe he is committed to helping them.”
Mr. Robichaux said Mr. Trump’s comments at the forum were taken out of context.
“I interpreted his answer to affirm that the system is broken and he would take the necessary steps to address it,” Mr. Robichaux said.
“After eight combat tours in Afghanistan I came home and was diagnosed with PTSD, and I struggled with it,” he said. “Since my own recovery I’ve been privileged to help 1,100 veterans who have graduated from our program; none of whom have committed suicide since graduating. It’s a very important issue to me, which is why I was thankful for the opportunity to ask Mr. Trump about it directly.”