Media Vs. What Trump Really Said About Veteran PTSD Concerns

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Trump spoke at a Retired American Warriors PAC event in Herndon, Virginia Monday, October 3.  He then sat down in a powerful question and answer session with the 200-plus retired military leaders.

However, the mainstream media pounced on his response to the last question, giving their own interpretation with slams at Trump, alleging that he ridiculed veterans with PTSD and called them “not strong.”

THE TRUTH IS HERE – YOU DECIDE:

Trump was asked a question by Sergeant Chad Robichaux, a former Force Recon Marine and founder of the Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs.    Robichaux referenced the suicide epidemic that exists among veterans.  He said the military continues to fall short in helping these veterans, but there are a number of faith-based programs that are continuing to be successful in stopping suicide and divorce rates, but the government is not taking advantage of these programs.

He asked Trump, “When you become President, will you support and fund a more holistic approach to solve the problems of veteran suicide, PTSD, TBI and other military mental health issues, and will you take steps to restore the historic role of our chaplains and the importance of spiritual fitness programs?”

To hear Trump’s complete, unedited reply in his own words, watch the video below.

Robichaux said Trump’s comments were taken out of context by the media.  “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.”

The video below is set to start playing when the question begins that raised such controversy.  Mr. Trump’s COMPLETE AND FULL REPLY is here – not the media’s interpretation.

To watch the entire question and answer segment, go back to minute 16:00, or to include Trump’s initial speech, go back to beginning of video.

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