Ever since Donald Trump took office, he has shown that he has lots of love and respect for the military. This is in stark contrast to Barack Hussein Obama, who regularly disrespected the U.S. military during his time in office.
Freedom Daily reported that Trump showed that he is putting the men and women in the military first once again this week in an unprecedented move that just took place at the White House. Trump reportedly fired 500 employees at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs and put an additional 200 on notice for their shady conduct. The VA just made public the list of employee terminations, demotions, and suspensions.
Most of the firings were directed at lower level VA workers, such as house keepers and food service workers, after learning that initial oversight was not implemented. Many of the fired employees were discovered to be felons, sex offenders, or generally incompetent. This led to poor care, and at times death from neglect, for our veterans.
“Veterans and taxpayers have a right to know what we’re doing to hold our employees accountable and make our personnel actions transparent,” VA Secretary David Shulkin said in written statement. “Posting this information online for all to see, and updating it weekly, will do just that.”
This is all part of the new VA Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection that Trump created in April with an executive order. Back in June, Trump gave Shulkin more power by establishing more repercussions and a faster firing process for VA employees. He thinks the new rules will allow the VA to root out poor-performing employees and a perceived culture of corruption in the department.
Trump often expressed frustrations with the VA on the campaign trail, stating that the VA was “probably the most incompetently run agency in the United States.”
In August, Trump gave the VA more funding when he signed a bill that will provide $2.1 billion to the Choice program, which allows veterans to seek health care outside of the VA. The bill will also invest $1.8 billion into hiring health-care providers and leasing new clinics.
“This bill will ensure veterans will continue to have the ability to see the doctor of their choice. So important,” Trump said. “Our great veterans deserve only the best and that’s what they’re getting.”
We’re so glad that we finally have a president who is putting the military first. SHARE this story if you support what Trump is doing!
H/T Any Politics