Draft dodger Trump suggests vets with PTSD aren’t ‘strong’ and ‘can’t handle it’

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    **** you five deferment Don. So he doesn't like POWs, Gold Star families and now vets with PTSD.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-suggests-vets-ptsd-aren-strong-article-1.2815752
     
  2. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    A lot of people can't handle.

    I agree with Trump's statement and believe he is a douchebag for many, many reasons.

    Just not this one.
     
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    A year in Iraq or Afghanistan affects everybody. Anyone claiming they are unaffected is kidding themselves.
     
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    To say they're "not strong" sends a completely different message though. Is there nothing this man can say without completely humiliating the best people this country has to offer?
     
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    Again referencing "strength" as if it is some magical property that must be worshipped in a leader. Frankly, I think people who go to war and are totally unaffected by what they witness are the ones to be worried about. All animals mourn and are effected by trauma.

    Masculinity above humanity is a dangerous ideal.
     
  6. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    He didn't say they are, "not strong." He said, "but a lot of people can't handle it."

    A lot of people can't. And that's just another reason why we should only use war as the last resort.
     
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    Not sure how else to categorize what he said, it's pretty clear.

    “When you talk about the mental health problems, when people come back from war and combat — and they see things that maybe a lot of the folks 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,”

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/trump-veterans-ptsd-not-strong-229050#ixzz4M2wl1UTV
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    Meanwhile, Hillary helping to send soldiers into illegal war based on lies, is one of the leading reasons thousands of veterans with PTSD have committed suicide. Hillary and Bush have killed thousands of soldiers.

    Trump.png

    FYI: NYDailyNews is very anti-Trump, the same as NYPost is very anti-Hillary.
     
  9. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    I get it. You just quoted him incorrectly.

    There are all kinds of reasons to bash Trump. This one seems to me like Hillary saying Sanders supporters live in their parent's basement. It is manufactured outrage over nothing. I'd prefer to concentrate my outrage elsewhere.
     
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    Holy out of context quote, Batman. Thank you for the non-thread due to your lack of reading comprehension.
     
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    I agree with citizenzen: there are plenty of instances of egregious stupidity to berate Trump for, but this is simply twisting a perfectly reasonable point.
     
  12. impulse462 macrumors 68000

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    you're a one trick pony
     
  13. Jess13 Suspended

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    No, I just like to remind fake liberals who the piece of **** they’re supporting is.
     
  14. impulse462 macrumors 68000

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    you just proved my point. but its also makes you a hypocrite because your faux concern for ME kids
     
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    "Chelsea Clinton stupid" thread title: terrible.

    "Douchebag Trump" thread title: perfectly acceptable.

    ;-)
     
  16. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    While I was seeing what was new, I noticed the title of that thread changed.
     
  17. webbuzz macrumors 65816

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    Something about the fabric of our democracy. :confused:
     
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    I changed it because this is a dignified forum, not Clancy's pool hall.
     
  19. impulse462 macrumors 68000

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    theres a simple explanation: nothing chelsea clinton has said is stupid. donald trump is a douchebag

    although personally idc if you call anyone anything
     
  20. rdowns thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    You're right. I changed it.
     
  21. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a

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    Was it you that said you were a liberal the other day or was that someone else? If so, you're voting for a ticket with Mike Pence on it and somehow other people are "fake liberals?" Really?

    As for the subject of this thread, I also think it might be a little overblown but still I am surprised he didn't thrown in the word stamina. He really seems to like that word. :D
     
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    **** Mike Pence.
     
  23. impulse462 macrumors 68000

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    "but ill still vote for him. look at my integrity guys!!"
     
  24. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a

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    Still what you're voting for.
     
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    You missed the alliteration of Draft Dodger Donnie.
     

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