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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump listens to a question during a town hall with the Retired American Warriors, Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, in Herndon, Va. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Donald Trump implied troops who 'can't handle it' commit suicide


Joe Biden went off on Donald Trump for saying veterans with PTSD 'can't handle' war

WATCH  | At a Virginia rally on Monday, Donald Trump implied American military veterans commit suicide because "they can't handle" the horrors of war.

They see things that maybe a lot of folks in this room have seen... and you're strong and you can handle it but a lot of people can't handle it.
Donald Trump

Trump made the comment in the midst of a long-winded answer during a panel interview at the Retired American Warriors PAC in Herndon, Va.

'POWs aren't real heroes'

Trump supporters, including retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, said the media had misconstrued his remarks. 

"Mr. Trump was highlighting the challenges veterans face when returning home after serving their country," Flynn said.  

But critics, such as VoteVets.org's Jon Soltz, called the comments "horrible."

"We're talking about a person, in Trump, who believes that POWs aren't real heroes," Soltz said in a statement.

Meanwhile, some observers weren't impressed with Trump at the rally.

His comments on political correctness may be tied to a new policy on transgender people.

More bad news from Trump

In other Trump news, his real estate organization was found to have done business with an Iranian bank later linked to funding terrorism, including acquiring materials for Iran's nuclear program, according to the Center for Public Integrity.

Bank Melli was designated as run by the Iranian government in 1999, but Trump continued to rent the building to Melli for four years afterward, CPI reports.

On Sunday, Trump advisor Rudy Giuliani said Trump was better for the U.S. than "a woman."

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