Trump Will Not Stop Attacking Our Veterans

Democratic National Committee

Trump Will Not Stop Attacking Our Veterans in Words and Actions

Press Release: Democratic National Committee 

While President Trump continues to relentlessly attack Senator John McCain months after his death, his decision to outsource the running of the VA to wealthy Mar-a-Lago members is hurting both veterans and active service members. Trump has shown time and again that he does not respect our veterans and can’t be trusted to provide them with the benefits and care they need.

Veterans are calling on Trump to stop his attacks on former Senator McCain.

LA Times: “Even veterans who support the president told me they can’t understand why the president would speak with such contempt about a man who devoted his life to public service, endured years as a prisoner of war after his plane was shot down in Vietnam, and died of brain cancer seven months ago.”

Trump’s VA has failed to successfully serve veterans while being essentially run by three wealthy Mar-a-Lago members with no experience in the field.

ProPublica: “Newly released emails about the three Trump associates who secretly steered the Department of Veterans Affairs show how deeply the trio was involved in some of the agency’s most consequential matters, most notably a multibillion-dollar effort to overhaul electronic health records for millions of veterans. Marvel Entertainment chairman Ike Perlmutter, West Palm Beach physician Bruce Moskowitz and lawyer Marc Sherman — part of the president’s circle at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida — reviewed a confidential draft of a $10 billion government contract for the electronic-records project, even though they lack any relevant expertise.”

Under Trump’s shadow VA, the ability of the agency to provide proper service has faltered, making it more difficult for veterans to get the care and benefits they deserve.

ProPublica: “As the Trump administration prepares to launch a controversial program to expand private medical care for veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs is developing a software tool to determine who’s eligible. But the tool is so flawed, according to an independent review obtained by ProPublica, that it threatens to disrupt the health care of about 75,000 veterans every day.”

MeriTalk: “The Department of Veteran Affairs’ (VA’s) Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) failure to modify its electronic systems to fully support the Forever GI Bill hampered efforts to implement the law early in the process and continue to the present day, according to a VA Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report released today.”

While Trump undermines the military medical system, he is planning on raiding military pension funds to build his unnecessary wall.

Kaiser Health News: “The U.S. military is devising major reductions in its medical corps, unnerving the system’s advocates who fear the cuts will hobble the armed forces’ ability to adequately care for health problems of military personnel at home and abroad…The reductions may also limit the military’s medical humanitarian assistance and relief for foreign natural disasters and disease outbreaks.”

Associated Press: “The Pentagon is planning to tap $1 billion in leftover funds from military pay and pension accounts to help President Donald Trump pay for his long-sought border wall, a top Senate Democrat said Thursday. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., told The Associated Press, ‘It’s coming out of military pay and pensions. $1 billion. That’s the plan.’”


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  1. Hey Carol!
    I very much appreciate all your contributions to VT, my favorite site for truthful information & science
    Incidentally, I was born into a home where veterans boarded in the (finished)attic while earning graduate degrees at H.
    BTW, my mother (Isobel) was a nurse while my dearest sister (Carol) was a social-anthropologist. I dearly miss them.
    Best regards to yourself and ALL your noble colleagues around our World.

  2. With all respect to Mrs. Duff, her husband Gordon, who I admire and respect greatly, wrote a scathing article about McCain outlining in no uncertain terms what a traitor and scumbag he was. Ergo Carol’s admonition for Trump to stop attacking McCain appears to me a baffling anomaly.

  3.$13-million/4345157/ Quote:
    Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
    “LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Ralph Tillman is a veteran himself. Yet, he admits to taking cash bribes for more than a decade — $286,000 — money that could have gone toward helping Southern California veterans. “
    Meanwhile back at the farm Robert Rosebrock was declared not guilty:

    Court Finds 75 Year-Old Veteran Robert Rosebrock Not Guilty of Federal Crime for Displaying US Flag

    Judicial Watch
    Published on Apr 18, 2017
    “Judicial Watch today announced that a California U.S. District Court has ruled that 75-year-old veteran Robert Rosebrock is not guilty of violating federal law for displaying two four by six inch American Flags above a Veterans Affairs (VA) fence on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016”
    When will Israel Lover Liar Trump atone for his lies about aiding our Veterans?

    • Why can’t any U.S. Veteran walk into any public hospital in the country for help and treatment? Why only the totally corrupt VA hospitals?

    • While not a psych analyst, I sense that he was “bent” when he was born. There is a theory concerned with trans-generational Socio/Psychopathic disorder(s). The former senator sacrificed his self-respect to hang-out in mansions with live quail in the vestibule. “O what fools ye mortals be.” <(Puck) "Without self-respect, a man can respect nothing! And no one can give a man his self-respect! He's got to take it for himself!" <(Dick Gregory).

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