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Another lie!!

AP FACT CHECK: Trump takes credit for Obama's gains for vets
HOPE YEN and CALVIN WOODWARD
HOPE YEN and CALVIN WOODWARD
Associated PressMay 26, 2019, 9:43 PM MST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Boastful on the occasion of Memorial Day, President Donald Trump and his Veterans Affairs secretary are claiming full credit for health care improvements that were underway before they took office.

Trump said he passed a private-sector health care program, Veterans Choice, after failed attempts by past presidents for the last "45 years." That's not true. The Choice program, which allows veterans to see doctors outside the government-run VA system at taxpayer expense, was first passed in 2014 under President Barack Obama.

Trump's VA secretary, Robert Wilkie, also is distorting the facts. Faulting previous "bad leadership" at VA, Wilkie suggested it was his own efforts that improved waiting times at VA medical centers and brought new offerings of same-day mental health service. The problem: The study cited by Wilkie on wait times covers the period from 2014 to 2017, before Wilkie took the helm as VA secretary. Same-day mental health services at VA were started during the Obama administration under Wilkie's predecessor, David Shulkin.
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Frequent Contributor

Re: Another lie!!

Obama did something right for someone else.? Not possible

 

Contributor

Re: Another lie!!

No doubt you have proof of that.
Veteran Advisor

Re: Another lie!!

Well if you were smart enough you could up the things he says he created and find out when those things were created and see if he was president. All you have to do is pull up google type in “when was whatever policy created”. Then, if it was first created after the 29th of January, 2017 you got a winner.