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    US military veterans are protesting outside Trump's Tower in New York City on Tuesday after the remarks the Republican presidential nominee made about veterans a day earlier, a Sputnik correspondent reported from the scene.

    NEW YORK (Sputnik) — During a campaign event in Virginia on Monday night, Donald Trump suggested that veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are not strong enough and "can't handle it" unlike other people.

    Members of the US military gathered on the sidewalk outside the Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue to voice their criticism and talk about their experiences with PTSD. They told Sputnik that Trump's comments were "outrageous" and "insulting."

    "Veterans are not props for hate" and "Vets Against Trump" were among the signs carried by the protesters.

    The controversial comments have summoned a quick response from Vice President Joe Biden, speaking at a separate Clinton campaign event in Florida on Monday. Remembering his own's son combat experience, Biden condemned Trump's remarks as ignorant, stating that the Republican nominee was "not mean, just misinformed."


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