Trump’s Love Reverses Obama-Biden’s Deadly Neglect of U.S. Veterans

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NEW YORK — Facts trump gossip. The Atlantic’s editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg on September 3 cited four anonymous sources who claimed that President Donald J. Trump canceled a November 10, 2018 visit to a World War I cemetery in France because the American GIs there were “losers” and “suckers,” and, Goldberg asserted, Trump “feared his hair would become disheveled in the rain.” 

At least 13 former or current U.S. officials who were in Paris with the president have stepped up and, by name, refuted The Atlantic’s vicious libel. Instead, they corroborate Trump’s explanation: Bad weather jeopardized helicopter travel, and the Secret Service inveighed against a 90- to 120-minute drive each way, partially on rural roads. An unidentified military aide’s contemporaneous e-mail also cites poor weather and, thus, backs Trump.

Trump defeats The Atlantic, 14-4.

Team Trump’s dismantlement of this disgusting fabrication offers the perfect occasion to compare President Trump’s care and concern for America’s veterans with the deadly neglect that they suffered under the Obama-Biden Administration.

  • President Trump signed the VA Mission Act. It liberated vets to avoid the VA’s long waits and immediately enjoy private care. 
  • The President authorized VA Accountability legislation, which speeds the discipline and punishment of inept, corrupt, or sadistic VA employees. Trump subsequently has told some 7,600 such shady staffers: “You’re fired!
  • Trump approved the “Forever GI Bill,” ending deadlines and letting vets use their educational benefits throughout their lives.

President Trump’s pro-veteran policies are the antidote to Obama-Biden’s toxic treatment of America’s beloved vets. The previous administration ran a veritable killing field for veterans.

As a September 3, 2015, CNN.com headline stated: “307,000 veterans may have died awaiting Veterans Affairs health care, report says.” The VA’s Inspector General discovered that — as of September 30, 2014 — 307,173 veterans in the VA’s enrollment system died before being approved. Among these, 18,100 perished between 2010 and 2012, and 30,706 passed between 2012 and 2014. So, under Obama-Biden, 48,806 vets died while “pending” a “final determination status.”

“People who fought, and who earned the right to VA health care, were never given VA health care,” Scott Davis of the VA Health Eligibility Center told CNN in September 2015. “They literally died while waiting for VA to process their health care application.” CNN reported that Davis “alerted the White House and senior officials at the VA, but was ignored.”

Under Obama-Biden, as of May 2014, delays and mismanagement contributed to the preventable deaths of at least three veterans at VA medical centers in Atlanta, six others in Columbia, South Carolina; and 40 more in Phoenix.

Even worse, administrators in VA hospitals where vets suffered stomach-turning medical abuses or died while awaiting treatment were not immediately sacked. Instead, they savored promotions and bonuses under Obama-Biden.

  • Sharon Helman directed Phoenix’s deadly VA Health Care System. She scored a $9,345 bonus atop her $196,000 salary. 
  • Notwithstanding chronic management errors and a Legionnaire’s disease outbreak that infected 20 veterans and killed six others, Pittsburgh VA hospital chief Terry Gerigk Wolf earned her $179,700 base salary, a perfect performance review, and a 2011 bonus of $12,924. 
  • Despite American Legion warnings, local veterans’ protests, and three preventable patient deaths that the VA inspector general tied to deep mismanagement, Atlanta VA hospital chief James Clark collected $65,000 in bonuses over four years.
  • On Columbia, South Carolina VA regional director Carl Hawkins’ watch, disability-claim backlogs doubled, and at least 95 related documents wrongly were shredded. So what? Beyond Hawkins’ $165,300 salary, his 2007 through 2011 bonuses totaled $79,275.
  • In the 60 VA offices that Diana Rubens oversaw, backlogged disability-benefit claims nearly septupled. Whatever! From 2007 to 2011, she won bonuses of $96,896.

The Atlantic got it perfectly backward: As 700-plus vets attested in an open letter, President Trump has honored and benefited them and their brothers and sisters. Meanwhile, Obama-Biden treated America’s veterans like losers and suckers.

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.


Deroy Murdock

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.


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J. Ricks
J. Ricks
11 days ago

Sounds to me like Obama-Biden are the Devil incarnate.

Julia Gurule
Julia Gurule
11 days ago
Reply to  J. Ricks

They are!

SD OF AZ
SD OF AZ
11 days ago
Reply to  J. Ricks

They are.

Dr Barbara Embry
Dr Barbara Embry
11 days ago
Reply to  J. Ricks

They are the minions of the devil~~ and Nanzi the Notzee IS the devil.

Lock her up
11 days ago
Reply to  J. Ricks

You 100% right

safari1024
10 days ago
Reply to  J. Ricks

Or leftists, you know the kind that will let Marxists take over the country and turn it into yet another socialist sh!thole where the common man’s life, like those who rely on the VA doesn’t matter at all.

Rustybritche
Rustybritche
11 days ago

We could see Obama and Biden neglect every day for 8 years but this also started on Bushes watch where no one gave a dam about the vets
Once a reporter took people threw a VA hospital and showed what they looked like under Obama and they were terrible so I am glad that the Vets are now getting what they need and I am thankful that President Trump took care of the Military as he has
Our planes was not even able to fly until President Trump came into office

SD OF AZ
SD OF AZ
11 days ago
Reply to  Rustybritche

Spoken like a vet. i am assuming you are one. Thanks for serving. So did my husband back in the other war with Vietnam. Another establishment miasma. Politicians in war are deadly to our troops.

Cliff
Cliff
11 days ago

FRAUD obama only saw the veterans as a “vote” AGAINST his anti-America , anti-freedom pro-communist agenda that would “fundamentally transform” our Constitutional Republic into a third-world communist-controlled crap-hole, so basically Veterans were declare “HIS” enemy, and the more that were “removed”, were less that would vote against him and his ruining of America.

realitybasedbob
realitybasedbob
11 days ago

Say, is this the same guy who calls our heroes, “suckers and losers”?

rich
rich
11 days ago

I’m a Vietnam War veteran, serving in Nam from Feb. 67 to Feb. 68. I and most of my comrades did it because the government called us to. For creeps like Obozo and Hidin’ Biden to allow that crap to go on only proves that they are not for America or the people who served. I was there during the Agent Orange debacle I was detected to have prostrate cancer in 2001. I am doing fine since I had the the prostate removed but the VA will not give me any compensation because they said it was too long ago. No matter when I had that dreaded disease the fact remains I still had it and it wasn’t pleasant. It was traumatic hearing that my life was in jeopardy. It’s as if those who make those decisions are paying out of their own pockets! Thankfully we now have a president who cares for the veterans AND the American people. If Biden wins in November it will be the worst thing ever happened to this country and we will be a wrecked nation in five years.

Terry J Moore
11 days ago

Well this certainly show’s us exactly who did nothing, Obama and Biden the true losers.

compressor7
compressor7
11 days ago

Just another case of the demoroids projecting their acts onto their opponent. They haven’t figured out that The Patriots have figured out their game plans. Lie, cheat and steal. That’s all they know how to do.

Noe Rodriguez
11 days ago

Now I do believe in karma. Look at what is happening to Biden. He is told to stay at a basement while his mental health is not taken serious.

American Patriot
American Patriot
11 days ago

what ever happened to dignity? especially the “self dignity” of most of the fake news media mouths?

realitybasedbob
realitybasedbob
11 days ago

what ever happened to dignity?

America elected Trump.

Gerald S Ladd
10 days ago

LOL…what do you know abut dignity?

Casey
Casey
11 days ago

Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor-in-chief of the Atlantic is a disgusting individual. It will repeat any lie that is anti-Trump without ever verifying anything. He should not be allowed around any public publication. Of course everyone knows that the “Atlantic” is a piece of garbage. Their favorite most repeated line is; “From anonymous sources”. Yeah right.

Linda U
Linda U
11 days ago

48,806 vets dead because of obutthead, who was more interested in entertaining the muslim brotherhood in the White House.

Walkin O'Shea
11 days ago

I have the President’s back, the way he has mine. It’s a simple case of honor.

Lock her up
11 days ago

Million $ question does this lowlife Jeffrey Goldberg has wife and kids?how in the world spouse can stay around person like this , seriously?

George Platt
George Platt
10 days ago

I am a Vietnam vet. I had put In for 100% in 1997 but was turned down. In was approved for my social security in 2004 I was at 70% . I went to veterans outreach ministry and they helped me get my disability up to 100% because of being approved for my social security in 2004 which went back to 1999. All right the va. said they didn’t have my social security records at the time. So I was given back pay of 100% for 17 months. My question is why didn’t the va. go all the way to 97 or 99. Paul bunn should be recognized for helping 1000ths
Of vets get their benefits. He is the founder and president of vom. Thank you for caring about us veteransg Mr. President. Thank you for the great job you are doing. I am praying for you and those that work with you.

Joe F
Joe F
10 days ago

King bathhouse barry soetoro, was an evil,arrogant,narcistic,sociopathic,corrupt,radical,liberal, pathetic,phoney,failure of a president the US ever had. He corrupted every part of the deep state, and used it against Americans and our President. He orchistrated the coup,and overthrow of our duly elected president. He sold us out to our advesaries iran,china,russia, and he funded terrorists to kill our own troops, drew a red line that let isis,slaughter thousands of our allies,kurds,azzedies,iraq’s, americans, he watched the genecide happen and didn’t do a dam thing.This spineless, traitor, needs to be held accountable, for his treason,espionage, and sell out to America. He tied the military’s hands so they couldn’t fight the enemy and lost lives because of it. He is evil,incarnate,but even so he and mikey will re=elect DJT, because they did it last time, their hated more than ever now, we thank them again for there help, if they should be thanked for anything.Boyycott Dirty Netflex

oldedude
oldedude
10 days ago

I will second this. The VA is a shambles. A complete horror story – I know this as a Vet (indeed, I keep private insurance – at my own cost – rather than suffer the nightmare that is VA care and bureaucracy – there ARE good people there, but the system is rotten). My oldest daughter was both a Vet and a VA employee. The corruption she saw turned her whistleblower. All that happened was that it got her fired (on Obama’s watch). After Trump came in, some of the complaints were acted on and one of the malefactors was demoted and another took early retirement because SOMEBODY finally started looking into their corrupt incompetence. That would NEVER have happened under Obama (in fact, over his 8 year term, it never did). Trump began to clean the mess up within 6 mos. of taking office. It’s an Augean Stables situation, but at least Trump has made the effort. The attack on Trump by the Atlantic is wholly unbelievable, when judged against his actions. The fact that it is utterly rebutted (incl. even by John Bolton, who bears Trump no love) and supported only by unnamed “informants”, none of whom has deigned to go public rather says it all.

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