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Clinton says Trump's PTSD comments "harmful"

Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 01:50

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton slams Republican opponent Donald Trump's remarks about troops suffering from PTSD. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton slammed Republican Donald Trump's comments he made on combat veterans and mental health, after some said his remarks implied service members diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were weak. At an event with veterans in Herndon, Virginia, Trump called for better mental health services for those returning from combat, saying that while many are "strong," others "can't handle" what they have seen on the battlefield. "Donald Trump's comments are not just ignorant, they're harmful, because they give voice to the stigma that has led generations of veterans to hide their struggles instead of getting life-saving help," Clinton said during a media availability while campaigning in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The response struck some as insulting to veterans struggling with PTSD, as the Republican candidate works to motivate traditionally conservative military voters to support him in the Nov. 8 presidential election.

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Clinton says Trump's PTSD comments "harmful"

Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 01:50