Joe Biden is sick of Donald Trump’s sh*t, and when Trump said that only weak veterans get PTSD, Biden just couldn’t keep it in.
Biden was out campaigning in Florida for Hillary Clinton where he tore into Trump for saying some vets suffering from PTSD “just can’t handle it.”
Biden said, “Where in the hell is he from? No no no no. This is deadly earnest.”
Biden then related the story of his late son Beau who served a tour of duty in Iraq as well as what another soldier who served told him when the VP attempted to pin a Silver Star on him for bravery.
“When I went to pin it on him in front of the entire brigade he stood and looked at me and said, ‘Sir I don’t want the medal. I don’t want the medal.’ You know why? He said he died. ‘He died Mr. vice president I don’t want the medal,’”said Biden, before angrily yelling,” How many nights does that kid go to sleep seeing that image in his head, dealing with it?”
This is heartbreaking, especially considering Biden’s son was a veteran.
In response to all the fallout, a statement attributed to Trump surrogate Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn was released that went ahead and blamed this mess on the media:
“The media continues to operate as the propaganda arm of Hillary Clinton as they took Mr. Trump’s words out of context in order to deceive voters and veterans—an appalling act that shows they are willing to go to any length to carry water for their candidate of choice,” Flynn said. “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.”