Reprinted with permission from TomDispatch. Earlier this month, I spent a day visiting Marseilles to videotape a documentary about recent American military history, specifically the ongoing wars that most of us prefer not to think ...
With audacity that stuns even his critics, Trump is falsely taking credit for creating a veterans program that was actually created by John McCain.
It was not the first time club membership had bestowed access to the VA. Trump handed sweeping influence over the department to a trio, known as the “Mar-a-Lago Crowd.”
Darin Selnick is a senior adviser to the VA secretary -- and previously worked at Concerned Veterans for America, a group funded by the Koch brothers.
Trump spent the year insulting and ignoring those who fought for our most fundamental rights.
Officials vowed to improve the department’s private care program. But lawmakers voiced concerns about higher costs and worse health care for veterans.
Trump wants to supersize a program that spent almost a quarter of its funds on overhead.