Friday, January 19, 2018

Trump Appointee Mocked Veterans with PTSD

Trump administration appointee Carl Higbie resigned Thursday as chief of external affairs for the federal government's volunteer service organization after a CNN KFile review of racist, sexist, anti-Muslim and anti-LGBT comments he made on the radio. ... Higbie, a former Navy SEAL and conservative media personality, was a surrogate for Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, appearing on cable news and serving as the spokesman for the Trump-aligned Great America PAC. ... As host of the radio program "Sound of Freedom," on Internet talk radio, Higbie made shocking comments about black Americans, Muslims, women, LGBT people, veterans suffering from PTSD and immigrants.

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Higbie derided members of the military suffering from severe PTSD as having "a weak mind" and said 75% of those afflicted were either lying or milking it for federal money.

"Yeah I'm a gonna go out on limb here and say, a lot of people are going to disagree with this comment," Higbie said on Sound of Freedom in February 2013. "But severe PTSD, where guys are bugging out and doing violent acts, is a trait of a weak mind. Now things like (military member) Brandon, where he was legitimately blown up and a loud noise makes him on edge -- completely understandable, but when someone performs an act of violence that is a, it is a weak mind. That is a crazy person, and the fact that they're trying to hide it behind PTSD makes me want to vomit."

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because they don't die and when they do ppl find out.

#1 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-01-19 01:28 AM

Soldiers are only useful props to the GOP to get elected.

Once in office, they don't wanna know them. Especially if they need care or help.

Just another example of treating people as commodities.

#2 | Posted by 726 at 2018-01-19 08:57 AM

So much of the talk about honoring veterans is just a crock of crap.

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-19 05:05 PM

Gee, I wonder why Trump appointed him:

"Go back to your Muslim shi$hole and go crap in your hands and bang little boys on Thursday nights," Higbie said. "I just don't like Muslim people. People always rip me a new one for that. Carl, you're racist, you can't, you're sexist. I'm like Jesus Christ. I just don't like Muslim people because their ideology sucks."

#4 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-01-20 12:13 PM

I didn't notice this thread when I started the one on the back page.

Here is audio of him explaining his policy positions:

m.soundcloud.com

#5 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2018-01-20 01:38 PM

Another intellectual appointed by trump.

#6 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2018-01-20 08:43 PM

His words are a great reason to kick him out of the VFW and/or American Legion, and a pretty good way to get shot while escaping from his burning house...

#7 | Posted by catdog at 2018-01-21 08:55 AM

Such a thoughtful appointee from a thoughtful president. But as SNL asked last night, does it even matter anymore?

#8 | Posted by cbob at 2018-01-21 02:57 PM

If they had any toughness they wouldn't have PTSD!

#9 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-21 08:01 PM

@ JEFF, you not only lie almost as much as your hero Orange Adolf but you really are a POS!

#10 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-01-21 10:46 PM

Lighten up, Francis.

It was a joke.

#11 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-22 07:00 AM

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