President Trump on Tuesday assured attendees at the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States National Convention that he would “fight like hell” to pass legislation to help veterans returning from war.
In his fiery speech in Kansas City, Missouri, Trump pledged big reforms are coming to the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Trump also praised his new VA Secretary Robert Wilkie saying, “he’s going to be fantastic,” as he called those who voted against his confirmation “super-lefts.”
Trump also touted the legislation that he has already signed since taking office. “Last year, I signed into the law landmark VA Accountability Act, which nobody thought we could get approved. Nobody,” he said. “We’re good at getting things approved.”
He assured the veterans at the convention that they no longer have to put up with “bad apples” at VA clinics and that when a “bad person” causes issues, veterans can say, “You’re fired. Get out! Get out!”
“As promised, we established the White House VA Hotline, and every VA medical center now offers same-day emergency mental health care. Something very important.”
He added, “We’re greatly expanding tele-health and walk-in clinics so our veterans can get anywhere at any time … they can get what they need. They can learn about the problem. And they don’t have to necessarily drive long distances and wait.”
Trump said, “It’s been a very big success.”
Watch the speech below: