Sen. Jeff Sessions slammed Hillary Clinton's attack on Donald Trump's PTSD comments, calling them "inappropriate" Tuesday and accusing the Democrat of taking them "out of context, the slick politician that she is."
"He expressed great sympathy for people who are hurting," Sessions, the Alabama senator and Trump's national security adviser, told Wolf Blitzer on CNN. "The questioner had raised that issue.
"From Day 1 in his campaign, Donald Trump has talked about rebuilding our commitment to veterans and fixing the broken veteran's healthcare system.
"For Hillary Clinton, who has allowed her own State Department people to be attacked at night without a response in Benghazi, and producing a failed foreign policy that's created chaos, refugees and death throughout the Middle East — I think it's an inappropriate comment."
Clinton told reporters in Pennsylvania that Trump's remark Monday — suggesting soldiers who suffer from mental-health issues might not be as strong as those who do not — were "not just ignorant, they're harmful."
"He was expressing sympathy and concern and promising to fix the broken veterans' healthcare system," Sessions told Blitzer. "She, as she typically does, takes it out of context, the slick politician that she is.
"Donald Trump is going to fix the veterans system," he added. "She has been in power, or [President Barack] Obama has been in power. She is an extension of that government.
"They haven't done anything to fix the problem yet. It's time for a leader to take charge."
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