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The Truth About Donald Trump’s Remarks to the Retired American Warriors PAC

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Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending Donald Trump’s remarks to the Retired American Warriors PAC. Trump appeared before a friendly crowd of about 125 leading veterans and was warmly received after introductory remarks by Marine Corps veteran Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council and LTG Jerry Boykin (USA Ret), also speaking were Senator Jeff Sessions, Col. Allen West, David Barton and Gary Bauer.

Trump spoke for about 30 minutes and took questions posed by veterans ranging in rank from General to Sergeant. In the audience were veterans who served in World War II (one who later rose to the rank of General), one who had been a prisoner in the Hanoi Hilton and was tortured like John McCain and others who were simply concerned about the decline in America’s military readiness, values and culture.

Much as the establishment media would like to make Trump’s remarks to that distinguished assembly of veterans and retired military leaders out to be some sort of a “gaffe” the reality was entirely different.

Trump’s comment that some veterans have mental health problems because 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…” have been taken entirely out of context by a hostile establishment media.

Trump's remark was part of a larger comment on how the U.S. needs stronger mental health initiatives for veterans to help those with post-traumatic stress disorder and other serious issues. "We're going to have a very, very robust, very, very robust, level of performance having to do with mental health," Trump said.

In the past, Trump has promised to ensure that each veteran gets timely access to health care when they need it through the VA or through private care.

The fact of the matter is that Mr. Trump was acknowledging first and foremost what an extraordinary assemblage of American military heroes and leaders was in the room and secondly something that everyone who is a veteran or has a veteran in their family already knows – that everyone handles the stress of combat and military service differently.

Some thrive, most endure and a few experience stress that they cannot endure and come home burdened to the point that they contemplate or commit suicide: Trump’s conclusion, “We are losing so many great people that can be taken care of if they have proper care" is the truth, not a “gaffe.”

While Trump stated that he would push for better mental health treatment for veterans that was hardly the focus of the meeting or his remarks – which were mainly about rebuilding the American military after eight years of devastation by Obama, Clinton and their anti-military allies on Capitol Hill.

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Post tramatic stress disorder

PTSD is a mental disorder and Trump is right about it being monumental for some people to handle what they have been through. Mental and physical disorders vary but all should be treated fully and with haste. So what is the big deal here? The press wants everything Trump says to be horrible and that fact is obvious. After this election if I watch or read anything from any of these media sources which will be strictly by accident by the way, I will keep in mind that they have absolutely no integrity. Their advertizers need to understand we will buy nothing these idiots try to sell. We will boycott any product advertized by them. Just like I am boycotting Disney, Ford, etc. who are hiring HB visa freeloaders and firing legal US citizens as they train the HB aliens. Do not waste your dollars buying add time with them, they will be wasted on CNN, Washington Post, etc.. You know, all the fake news media and dem propaganda machines! And to the legal citizens of this country do not buy subscriptions, etc. sold by these nasty propaganda machines!

Trump's remarks to military

It truly is pathetic how hostile the media is today to any and all ideas of conservatives. Even more depressing is their lack of responsibility to Americans in reporting the "news" they want, which basically is nothing more than tearing apart Trump's candidacy and all things conservative/Republican. Their bias is well known and yet goes unchallenged. I look forward to Trump in the oval office. Things will have to straighten out if they want to stay in business.