Trump doesn’t need to apologize to veterans, but Obama, Biden should


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President Barack Obama pauses while speaking in the White House briefing room in Washington, Friday, May 6, 2016, about the economy and new steps to strengthen financial transparency and combat money laundering, corruption, and tax evasion. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

By Sean Parnell

Donald Trump, while speaking to a veterans’ group in Virginia this week, landed again in the media’s crosshairs. The Republican presidential nominee was accused of suggesting military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are “weak”.

As an Afghanistan combat veteran diagnosed with PTSD after my service, I was initially concerned by this news. But looking past the sensationalistic headlines, there’s far less to this supposed “gaffe” than meets the eye.

As with most reporting on this year’s presidential election, which goes to great lengths to twist facts to suit a vehemently anti-Trump narrative, one should check the exact wording of what was actually said before making a conclusion. Here’s the precise quote from a transcript of Trump’s remarks:

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