Trumps says some soldiers lack strength in dealing with PTSD

Posted at 12:07 AM, Oct 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-04 03:07:27-04

On Monday Donald Trump spoke to veterans and his comments sparked unrest. 

While he was speaking Donald Trump said called for there to be better treatment for vets when it comes to mental illness. 

The part that caused many to scratch their heads revolved around a soldiers strength to combat post traumatic stress disorder. 

"When people come back from war and combat and they see things that maybe a lot of the folks in this room have seen many times over and you're strong and you can handle it but a lot of people can't handle it." 

Joe Acosta is currently working at the Bakersfield Veteran's Center. He is a combat veteran from Vietnam, Grenada, and Desert Storm. He has been battling with PTSD for 45 years and now helps other veterans trying to overcome. 

Acosta says he agrees with what Trump said about how the treatment of mental illness for veterans needs to improve. However, he says it was worded very poorly and now there are different connotations for what he may have wanted to say. 

Acosta goes on to say people need to have a better understanding for what PTSD really is and programs need to become better for both soldiers and citizens.