Tom Cotton Defends Trump’s Comments Making Lite Of Troops With Brain Injuries
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“On CBS, @SenTomCotton defends Trump downplaying traumatic brain injuries suffered by US troops as mere "headaches," saying, "he's not dismissing their injuries, he's describing their injuries." Unbelievable. https://t.co/qx2H8a2KvU”
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), a U.S. military veteran, defended President Trump’s comments describing brain injuries suffered by U.S. troops after an Iranian missile attack on a base in Iraq earlier this month as “headaches” and “not very serious,” according to The Week.
In Sunday’s edition of Face the Nation, CBS’ Margaret Brennan asked Cotton if Trump should apologize to the soldiers, 34 of whom actually suffered traumatic brain injuries. Veterans of Foreign Wars, a prominent veterans advocacy group, called on Trump to apologize for his “misguided” comments, which downplayed the seriousness of the injuries.
Brenna also noted that Cotton likely knew several people who suffered from similar injuries during his deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Cotton argued that Trump wasn’t “dismissing” the soldiers’ injuries, but “describing them.”