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Biden calls Trump’s comments on U.S. troop injuries in Iraq missile attack ‘disgusting’

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CLAREMONT, N. H. — the democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, President Trump suggested on Friday for his comments about the injuries sustained by U.S. troops in Iraq, the challenge from Iran’s missile strike earlier this month that Trump’s “brushed off” possible cases of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).

Biden, speaking Friday at a campaign event in New Hampshire, took aim at trump, saying: “This week, he has wiped the injury by the brave troops that were on the other side of the Iranian bombing and rocket attack in Iraq from Iran. And he said, while they are evaluated for traumatic brain injury, he said, no, you’ve just got a headache.”

THE PENTAGON SAYS THE 34 INJURED IN THE IRANIAN MISSILE ATTACK ON US TROOPS IN IRAQ

And the former Vice-President stressed that it “is estimated at 300,000 people come home from these wars are suffering from post-traumatic stress as a result of the exposure to the traumatic brain injury. And the idea that [it] is so easily taken, I think it’s honestly pretty disgusting.”

The Pentagon had said that at least 11 U.S. service members were immediately in hospitals in Kuwait and Germany earlier this month, after an Iranian missile attack on an air base in Northern Iraq. The attack was ordered in response to the American drone strike by President Trump, who killed Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani. Some of those who were injured, suffered possible cases of traumatic brain injury.

The Pentagon now, the 34-troops says, the diagnosed have been sent with the concussions from the Iranian missile attack on a base in Iraq more than two weeks, and half of the American troops were back from duty in Iraq, according to a Ministry of defence spokesman; eight to the United States for further treatment.

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Asked on Wednesday about the injury, said the President at a press conference prior to departure in Davos, Switzerland: “I heard that you had a headache, and a few other things,” adding: “I can not report, it is very serious.”

When a reporter asked if he as a potential traumatic brain injury serious, Trump replied: “I don’t think that you are very serious injuries relative to other injuries I’ve seen.”

Biden-the late son Beau served in the war in Iraq — spoke at the same time, the Pentagon reported that the 34-troops have now established with concussions.

The former Vice President also took aim at trump on the President’s announcement this week that it extended the current ban on travel from certain countries-including some that the majority of Muslims are of his arrival in the United States, The President asks those restrictions adopted two years ago, a “very powerful ban” is necessary in order to ensure national security.

Biden described the ban as “a betrayal of all, the basics of our American history, freedom, religious freedom… It goes against everything we stand for. And now, after a three-year attack on our American values, Donald Trump says that he wants to extend the ban, a religious ban on in more countries.”

The former Vice-President stressed that “this anti-Muslim bias is not only morally wrong, it is as if you are a large recruiting banner for the terrorists.”

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Biden was from New Hampshire House Speaker Steve Shurtleff, a Vietnam war veteran, the Biden approved recently. Shurtleff told Fox News that “I think the race is close.”

And he predicts that the PV would come to the independent and undeclared voters do down to, “what, in which direction. I think you have to go to voters center, center-left.”

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Independent voters make up about 40 percent of the state’s voters and vote in either the Democratic or Republican primaries.

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Two new polls released this week in New Hampshire, Biden indicated in a Band with Independent sen. Bernie Sanders, who lives in neighboring Vermont. But the other survey indicated Sanders with a double-digit lead over the rest of the Democratic primary field.

Before leaving, Biden also briefly chatted with the 93-year-old Claire Snipes. The longtime Claremont residents, who said it was a huge Biden supporter, recalled that she met John F. Kennedy when he ran for President in 1960.

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She said she told Biden, “he had to become President because I wanted to be the sixth President that I had seen.”

Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson contributed to this report.

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