Posted by Tina
Donald Trump spoke eloquently to a gathering of veterans yesterday about PTSD, traumatic brain injury and other health problems that our veterans face when asked if he would “advocate for religious programs as an optional part of helping military members.” His remarks were criticized as “insensitive and ignorant” by the President, Hillary, Joe Biden and several people in the Hillary news outlets.
Trump quietly and reverently answered the question:
“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,” he said. “But a lot of people can’t handle it.”
When you consider the rising rate of suicide, and the lousy care at the VA, his remarks ring true. He spoke a simple and horrifying truth about the serious problem confronting many veterans that is not adequately being met by our government.
The veteran that posed the question, Staff Sgt. Robichaux, didn’t take Mr. Trump’s remarks as insulting:
“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.”
Vets helping vets…a situation that exists in part because the VA has dropped the ball. Criticism of Trump seems to be driven by the need to distract from the terrible record of the current Democrat leadership. Politics before service to our veterans. Nice going Democrats.