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."