Donald Trump drew on his YUUUUGE experience in the military during a rally in Iowa today and displayed his absolute ignorance for all to see.
Apparently, having an IED explode underneath you when you are in an armored vehicle is nothing more than “a little ride.”
At his final rally in Iowa before the caucuses begin, Trump spoke about U.S. military equipment being stolen by enemy forces, and in the process, raised eyebrows with his description of what happens when soldiers in armored vehicles are hit by an IED.
“You know I have a friend, he’s got a young son, who’s a great, great young man. He was over for two tours of duty, and I said, ‘How, how is it…’ — Middle East — ‘How is it over there?’ He said, ‘It’s so sad Mr. Trump, we have old equipment. The enemy has the good stuff.’ And I said, ‘what are you talking about?’ He said, ‘We give equipment to people that we think are on our side, a bullet’s fired in the air, they run, the enemy goes and takes the equipment.’ And I talk about it all the time — 2,300, brand-new, armored-plated humvees,” Trump said.
He continued, “The best in the world, armor-plated, top, bottom, all over. If a bomb goes off, our wounded warriors, instead of losing their legs, their arms, worse, they’re okay. They go for a little ride upward, and they come down. The best stuff, all gone. Taken by the enemy. Taken by the enemy.”
Watch it for yourself.
Let’s just say that people were…. shocked.