Trump Shrugs Off U.S. Soldiers’ Injuries From Iran Attack, ‘They Had Headaches’

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Trump Shrugs Off U.S. Soldiers’ Injuries From Iran Attack, ‘They Had Headaches’

#1 Post by TrueTexan » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:48 am

When you don't have a brain, head injuries are no big deal.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday downplayed the injuries suffered by U.S. soldiers during Iran’s attack on a military base in Iraq earlier this month, suggesting he doesn’t consider traumatic brain injuries to be “very serious.”

Trump has said several times that no Americans were hurt when Iran launched a missile attack against Ain al-Asad air base on Jan. 8 in retaliation for U.S. forces killing Iran military leader Qasem Soleimani. But the Pentagon acknowledged last week that 11 U.S. soldiers required medical attention outside of Iraq as a result. Eight suffered concussion-like symptoms and three sought behavior-health treatment.

CBS News reporter Weijia Jang asked Trump Wednesday about the injuries during a news conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

“Initially, you said repeatedly to Americans that after Iran retaliated for the Soleimani strike no Americans were injured,” Jang said. “We now know at least 11 U.S. servicemen were airlifted from Iraq. Can you explain the discrepancy?”

“No, I heard that they had headaches and a couple of other things,” Trump responded. “But I would say, and I can report, it is not very serious.”

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines a concussion as a traumatic brain injury that can occur from a blow to the head. Concussions are not usually considered life-threatening, but their effects can be serious.

Asked Wednesday if he considers potential traumatic brain injuries to be “serious,” Trump suggested he did not and urged Jang to follow up with the Defense Department because he was only told about the injuries “numerous days later.”

“I don’t consider them very serious injuries relative to other injuries that I’ve seen,” the president said. “I’ve seen what Iran has done with their roadside bombs to our troops. I’ve seen people with no legs and no arms. ... I can consider them to be really bad injuries. No, I do not consider that to be bad injuries.”
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#2 Post by featureless » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:55 am

Better than suffering from bone spurs, doncha know? What an asshole.

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#3 Post by K9s » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:45 pm

Trump would cry if he bumped his head. Weak and pathetic loser has no empathy.
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#4 Post by SubRosa » Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:30 am

Why yes, Commander & Chief. Piss off your militaries, great for your chances of wielding power...

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#5 Post by YankeeTarheel » Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:51 am

I can just hear him: "I know far more than the doctors!"

After all the asshole claims to be the top expert on economics, tariffs, technology, business, building, battling terrorism, military strategy, race relations, immigration, law, the Constitution, and the Bible. Surely he's the top expert on medicine as well. :sarcasm:
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#6 Post by K9s » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:27 am

He probably asked the renowned expert Ronny Jackson.
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#7 Post by AndyH » Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:06 pm

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/24/politics ... index.html
34 US service members diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries after Iranian missile strike
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#8 Post by K9s » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:09 pm

Wait a minute... no one was hurt... 11 were hurt... 34 now with TBI? That isn't unbelievable at all, except that they kept it from us.
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#9 Post by kronkmusic » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:19 pm

YankeeTarheel wrote:I can just hear him: "I know far more than the doctors!"

After all the asshole claims to be the top expert on economics, tariffs, technology, business, building, battling terrorism, military strategy, race relations, immigration, law, the Constitution, and the Bible. Surely he's the top expert on medicine as well. :sarcasm:
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#10 Post by TrueTexan » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:14 pm

Now the number of soldiers with TBI has increased.
The Pentagon has just announced 34 U.S. troops have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries as a result of Iran’s missile attacks on U.S. Forces at Iraqi bases where they were hosted earlier this month. That’s more than three times the number of service members initially reported, eleven, and an upgrade from “possible” traumatic brain injuries.

President Donald Trump, hours after the missiles hit two U.S. bases declared “All is well!” and insisted there had been no injuries to American forces. He later dismissed the injuries as “not very serious” and “headaches, and a couple of other things.”
https://www.rawstory.com/2020/01/penta ... headaches/
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#11 Post by lurker » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:20 pm

this coming from the guy who called john mccain a "loser". i don't know how to make his disdain for those who take risks for others more obvious.
creepy stalker dude :hmm: aka lurch.

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Re: Trump Shrugs Off U.S. Soldiers’ Injuries From Iran Attack, ‘They Had Headaches’

#12 Post by highdesert » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:52 pm

AndyH wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:06 pm
https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/24/politics ... index.html
34 US service members diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries after Iranian missile strike
Hey Donny - you're fired.
TBI isn't a joking matter and that doesn't even hit on potential hearing loss.
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