The White House • July 25, 2018
President Trump promised to make honoring our veterans one of the top priorities of his Administration. Part of that promise means restoring American patriotism. “We don’t apologize for America anymore. We stand up for America,” the President told the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention yesterday in Missouri.
“And we stand up for our National Anthem,” the President said to a thundering ovation.
Another part of that promise is making sure that our veterans receive the best healthcare in the world. That begins by holding the VA system accountable for misconduct and poor performance. Last June, President Trump signed the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act into law, making it easier to discipline bad actors, including senior executives.
The VA took more than 3,200 accountability actions—which include removals, suspensions, and demotions—from the beginning of the Trump Administration through the end this May. All told, those actions resulted in more than 2,500 removals from the system.
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