Campaign: After Trump Stigmatizes Veterans with PTSD, How Can Danny Tarkanian Still Support Him?

Henderson, Nev. – David Furr, campaign manager for Henderson community leader Jacky Rosen, released the following statement today after Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said that veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder are not “strong” and “can’t handle it”:

“Earlier this year, Danny Tarkanian said that he “firmly supports Trump regardless of what was said.” Well, today Donald Trump told a room full of veterans that soldiers who return from war suffering from PTSD are not “strong” and “can’t handle it.” We’re talking about men and women who put their lives on the line in the most dangerous parts of the world to defend our freedoms as Americans. All too often, they come home bearing the invisible wounds of war. These heroes deserve better than a President who would stigmatize their challenges instead of offering support, and they deserve better than a Congressman who would blindly agree with the idea that PTSD reflects a person’s strength. After Trump’s comments today, how on Earth can Danny Tarkanian still support Trump?”

Jacky Rosen lives in Henderson with her husband Larry, who left private practice to work as a radiologist at the Southern Nevada Veterans Affairs hospital for the past decade. Both of their fathers fought proudly in World War II.