Trump made a bold claim about the treatment of our veterans this Memorial Day weekend – and we’re inclined to agree.
Over 300,000 veterans have died waiting for care from the Veterans Administration. And by the way – liberals were defending the VA as evidence that socialized medicine works before we knew what was really going on there.
For that reason alone, we couldn’t agree more with what The Hill is reporting Trump said yesterday:
Donald Trump took his presidential campaign Sunday to a group he frequently boasts about aiding — veterans.
Speaking at the annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally in Washington, D.C., the presumptive GOP presidential nominee told those gathered on the Mall, including veterans and their families, that the U.S. treats “illegal immigrants” better than veterans.
“We have to take care of our vets, and in many cases, illegal immigrants are taken better care of by this country than our vets, and that’s not going to happen,” Trump said at the rally, which is held annually to honor members of the military missing in action or made prisoners of war.
Trump reiterated his pledge to “knock the hell” out of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Sunday and promised to strengthen the military if elected.
“We’re going to make it bigger and bigger and better and stronger than ever before,” Trump said. “We have no choice. We have to do it.”
Trump often mentions veterans at his rallies, pledging to “take care of our vets” at nearly every campaign stop.
In January, he held a fundraiser for veterans in Iowa in lieu of attending a Republican debate, though he is facing scrutiny over when that money will be doled out and whether he actually raised the $6 million he claimed. He said Sunday he would release a final accounting of his fundraising for military veterans Tuesday.
“All of the groups that have gotten the money will be announced on Tuesday and it’s going to be a great day,” Trump said Sunday afternoon.
Seriously – when have we ever heard a story about an illegal immigrant who died because he couldn’t receive health care? Considering the extent to which they clog our emergency rooms, I think the correct answer is never.