Mother of deceased military veteran pens powerful op-ed directed at Trump

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Almost immediately after Trump said that Monday at an event hosted by a retired veterans group, many accused him of suggesting soldiers with PTSD "couldn't handle" combat.

"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," Donald Trump said.
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The mother of U.S. military veteran who died after battling post-traumatic stress disorder has something to say to Donald Trump in wake of his comments.

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

The Mayor did not hold back in this tweet:

"I didn’t realize this was in question. Behaves like a racist, speaks like a racist…of course @RealDonaldTrump is a racist."

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Martha Stewart

In an interview win CNNMoney Stewart said "There is so much to know and so much to learn and so much diplomacy and kindness and introspection that goes with that kind of job, and it does not exist in the world of Donald Trump."

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John Oliver

The host of the Last week Tonight dedicated 20 minutes of his show to completely annihilate everything Trump stands for.

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J.K. Rowling

The beloved author took to twitter and compared him to the worst of the worst, "How horrible. Voldemort was nowhere near as bad."

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Robert De Niro

At the  22nd Sarajevo Film Festival Robert De Niro made his opinion very clear on what he thinks of Trump. "It's crazy that people like Donald Trump . . . he shouldn't even be where he is, so God help us"

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Mark Ruffalo

 Ruffalo and many more stars have signed a petition entitled #UnitedagainstHate to stand against Donald Trump

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America Ferrera

America Ferrera wrote an open letter on the HuffingtonPost to Donald Trump thanking him for his portrayal of Latin immigrants. In her letter she states "You, Mr. Trump, are living in an outdated fantasy of a bigoted America. Last week, America celebrated some amazing milestones — marriage equality, universal healthcare, removing of the confederate flag — making it clear in which direction the country is moving. That is why racist remarks that play to extremists won’t change the tide, no matter how hard you try. They will only serve to rally more Latino voters to the polls. Your negativity and your poorly thought out speech ignited a fire in our community. Thank you, Mr. Trump!"

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Stephanie Keegan took it a step further with a powerful op-ed about her son, Daniel, who died earlier this year.

She wrote, in part: "The grace and courage that he showed in his service and after returning home while fighting the demons of war should not be belittled by those who do not understand. ... For Donald Trump to say that PTSD is an indication of weakness is absurd and ignorant."

"I would love to meet him and show him the face of a brave and beautiful young man who died way too soon because he tried to make the world a better place," she said. "What, I ask, has Donald Trump ever done to make the world a better place?"

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Vice President Joe Biden echoed that sentiment in an interview Tuesday morning.

His son, Beau, served in Iraq with the Army National Guard.

"This is an ignorant man. This guy says things he has no idea about. He's not a bad man. But his ignorance is so profound. So profound," Biden told CNN.

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Attorney General of Delaware and Son of Vice President Joe Biden Beau Biden waves at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 6, 2012 on the final day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC). US President Barack Obama is expected to accept the nomination from the DNC to run for a second term as president. AFP PHOTO Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)
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But the Marine staff sergeant who asked Trump the question feels differently.

According to a press release on Trump's website, he said, "I took his comments to be thoughtful and understanding of the struggles many veterans have, and I believe he is committed to helping them."

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