Jan. 30, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address from the House chamber of the United States Capitol. Mandatory Credit: Jasper Colt-USA TODAY

Mandatory Credit: Jasper Colt-USA TODAY

REARDON: PTSD & The 2016 Presidential Election

Basically we’re supposed to believe that the horrors of the 2016 election are somehow on par with losing an arm or a leg in Afghanistan or Iraq.

Mark Reardon
October 26, 2018 - 12:13 pm
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I’d like to call for a moment of silence to recognize the brave young Americans who each and every day go out and give their 100% all the while battling PTSD inflicted by the 2016 Presidential election. Oh yeah, you read that correctly. Some new research has discovered a quarter of college students are at risk. 

You can read the whole story right here in the Washington Post.

I hope you take time to read that entire story, but it won’t be easy because it becomes stomach-turning to read what would lead anyone to think it’s OK to compare the trauma that some have to the devastating heartbreaking, bone-breaking terror that soldiers in combat experience. Not to mention the dozens of other professions and situations.

Basically we’re supposed to believe that the horrors of the 2016 election are somehow on par with losing an arm or a leg in Afghanistan or Iraq. 

This is the very definition of why they’re called “snowflakes." I don’t know what’s more embarrassing—that the research was conducted in the first place, or that the Washington Post deemed it newsworthy in the least.

My message for the “afflicted”—grow the F up.