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World Trump: U.S. service members hurt in Iran attack had "headaches"

01:05  23 january  2020
01:05  23 january  2020 Source:   cbsnews.com

Biden rebukes Trump 'headaches' comment on troop brain injuries

  Biden rebukes Trump 'headaches' comment on troop brain injuries Joe Biden slammed President Trump for brushing off brain injuries sustained by U.S. troops after Iranian missile strikes on Iraqi bases earlier this month. © Provided by Washington Examiner"When he was asked about it, he said, 'It's not very serious, it's just bad headaches.' Folks, this can't be sustained," Biden, 77, said at a presidential campaign town hall in Salem, New Hampshire, on Saturday. "Let's be clear about something. Hundreds of thousands of troops have suffered traumatic brain injuries. At this day, we still are dealing with the issue. They're real, and they are deadly serious.

Trump has said several times that no Americans were hurt when Iran launched a missile attack against Ain al-Asad air base on Jan. “We now know at least 11 U . S . servicemen were airlifted from Iraq. Can you explain the discrepancy?” “No, I heard that they had headaches and a couple of other

Trump said they had ' headaches and other things' and said: 'I don't consider them very serious injuries. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he did not consider the brain injuries suffered by 11 U . S . service members in Iran ' s recent attack on a base in Iraq to be serious, as the American

President Trump said Wednesday that he didn't mention the U.S. service members who were injured in a Iranian strike against a U.S. base because they suffered "headaches." He initially said no Americans had been injured in the January 8 strike on Al Asad airbase in retaliation for the strike that killed Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone: 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos© JONATHAN ERNST / REUTERS 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos

CBS News' Weijia Jiang on Wednesday asked Mr. Trump, who was in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum, to explain the discrepancy between the initial reports that there were no injuries and the Pentagon's statement on January 16 that several U.S. service members were injured.

Trump downplays seriousness of injuries in Iran attack after US soldiers treated for concussions

  Trump downplays seriousness of injuries in Iran attack after US soldiers treated for concussions President Trump on Wednesday minimized the injuries of several U.S. troops who suffered concussions during an Iranian missile attack on two Iraqi bases that house American personnel. © Getty Images Trump downplays seriousness of injuries in Iran attack after US soldiers treated for concussions "I heard that they had headaches and a couple of other things, but I would say and I can report that it's not very serious," Trump told reporters at a press conference in Davos, Switzerland."I don't consider them very serious injuries relative to other injuries that I've seen," he continued.

“I heard they had headaches and a couple of other things and I can report it is not very serious,” Trump said at a press conference in Davos Last week, 11 U . S . service members were flown from Iraq to U . S . medical facilities in Germany and Kuwait for further evaluation of concussion-like symptoms.

"I heard that they had headaches and a couple of other things," Trump said. President Trump addressed injuries suffered by U . S . troops in Iran ’ s recent ballistic missile attack on Wednesday, saying he can “report it is not very serious” and that defense officials told him about them days after

"I heard that they had headaches and a couple of other things, but I would say that, and I can report, it is not very serious," said Mr. Trump.

Jiang pressed Mr. Trump further, asking, "You don't consider a traumatic brain injury serious?"

"They told me about it numerous days later. You would have to ask the Department of Defense," Mr. Trump said. "No, I don't consider them very serious injuries, relative to other injuries that I've seen. I've seen what Iran has done with their roadside bombs to our troops, I've seen people with no legs and with no arms, I've seen people that were horribly, horribly injured, and that area, that war, in fact, [in] many cases, put those bombs, out there by Soleimani, who is no longer with us. I consider them to be really bad injuries. No, I do not consider that to be bad injuries, no."

US 'likely' to deploy anti-missile system to protect American troops in Iraq

  US 'likely' to deploy anti-missile system to protect American troops in Iraq The Pentagon is likely deploying a missile-defense system to Iraq in response to Iran’s ballistic missile attack on an Iraqi base housing American troops earlier this month, U.S. defense officials tell Fox News. The move comes after U.S. troops were sent to a medical facility in Germany after complaining of head injuries following the Iranian missile attack. Eleven U.S. troops were flown out of Iraq late last week for treatment out of an “abundance of caution,” according to a spokesman for American forces in the Middle East.

President Donald Trump has minimized the severity of head injuries sustained by U . S . troops during “I heard they had headaches and a couple of other things and I can report it is not very serious Last week, 11 U . S . service members were flown from Iraq to U . S . medical facilities in Germany and

“I heard they had headaches ,” Trump told reporters Wednesday during a press conference at the conclusion of a two-day trip to the World Economic “I can report it’ s not very serious.” Trump said he learned of the injuries among U . S . service members days after the Iranian counterstrike against U . S

United States Central Command spokesperson Captain Bill Urban said on January 16 that at least 11 U.S. service members "were treated for concussion symptoms from the blast and are still being assessed."

"As a standard procedure, all personnel in the vicinity of a blast are screened for traumatic brain injury, and if deemed appropriate are transported to a higher level of care," Urban said in a statement.

Major General Alexus Grynkewich, deputy commander for Operations and Intelligence, clarified Wednesday that the number of U.S. service members being treated for concussions is a bit higher, in the "teens." He also said that being evacuated doesn't necessarily mean a person has suffered a traumatic brain injury, but that he or she is reporting concussion symptoms.

Weijia Jiang and David Martin contributed reporting.

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