CNN Bias- Twisting Trump’s Words on PTSD

 In Military, opinion, Politics, Veterans

CNN bias:  The mainstream media, and specifically CNN, are bound and determined to destroy Donald Trump…even to twisting his words so far out of context that anyone with half a brain should be able to see it. Trump appeared before a room full of retired military (the Retired American Warriors PAC) on Monday. Since the media was freaked out by that, they made things up in a blatant attempt to sway the military from voting for him.

CNN – the “Clinton News Network”

Colonel Allen West (ret) attended the speech that CNN twisted. He and others are calling CNN out for reporting “b***s***.” He’s not happy, and he’s not alone. Here is what Trump said:

“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 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. They see horror stories, they see events you couldn’t see in a movie, nobody would believe it.” Donald Trump

So what did CNN say? They reported that Trump said that anyone with PTSD can’t handle combat.  They flat out LIED. Other left-leaning media picked up their narrative and ran with it – PBS, McClatchy, Politico, etc.

“Donald Trump suggested Monday that American soldiers and veterans who commit suicide do so because they can’t handle the post-traumatic stress of war.” CNN

That is NOT what he said. Trump is pro-veteran, and pro-military.

The Trump campaign responded to the attack by CNN (and make NO mistake, it was an attack):

“Mr. Trump was highlighting the challenges veterans face when returning home after serving their country. He has always respected the service and sacrifice of our military men and women—proposing reforms to Veteran Affairs to adequately address the various issues veterans face when they return home.” Lt General Michael Flynn

 

The warrior’s perspective

Col. West stated this:

But for the despicable “journalists” of CNN to try and make something of Mr. Trump’s statement represents the lowest of lows.

Why didn’t this article refer to the deplorable situation in our Veterans Administration system, especially with the scandals of Barack Obama, and how these men and women are being let down at their most vulnerable moment?

Why didn’t this article refer to Hillary Clinton speaking of the VA crisis and scandal as some manufactured issue by the GOP? Obama and Clinton are the heartless souls who couldn’t care less about our veterans — but corrupt accomplices at the liberal progressive media will do anything to save Obama and Clinton, and create a chasm between veterans and Donald Trump.

I was there, and Trump’s statement didn’t elicit any response from us, the audience of retired combat veterans. We saw him as someone concerned about the horrific treatment of our men and women in uniform, the deplorable state of our military, and the insidious ideological social agenda being cast upon our military by a president who cannot define our enemy, militant Islamic terrorism. CNN has shown their bias, as if we thought anything different.

SHAME on CNN, and every other left-wing media that built on their narrative.

 

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