Viewers Balked When Trump Hid Behind the Veterans Whose Care His Policies Underfunded
President Donald Trump lauded military veterans during his State of the Union address — but internet users hammered him.
Social media users pilloried the president for claiming to support military service veterans while endorsing policies that underfund their care.
“I signed the landmark VA Accountability Act,” Trump said. “Since its passage, my administration has already removed more than 1,500 VA employees who failed to give our veterans the care they deserve — and we are hiring talented people who love our vets as much as we do.”
“I will not stop until our veterans are properly taken care of, which has been my promise to them from the very beginning of this great journey,” he added.
Twitter users were unimpressed.
Trump, take the word "veterans" out of your sphincter mouth. #SOTU— dwight munroe (@dwight munroe)1517366179.0
Did anyone notice that he talked about 1500 gone from VA, but no real number on replacement numbers? Veterans know… https://t.co/bZW2FF1161— OurRev Nebraska 🕊️🌹 (@OurRev Nebraska 🕊️🌹)1517366179.0
If we want to show veterans respect Congress could start by adequately funding VA health care programs. #SOTU— Allie Carnes (@Allie Carnes)1517366180.0
No, you should just fucking give veterans healthcare. #SOTU— Heather Intersectional Baseball (@Heather Intersectional Baseball)1517366180.0
Veterans want the Right to Try medical marijuana. #SOTU— Greg Sewell (@Greg Sewell)1517366495.0
Trumps hiding behind veterans to get applause. #SOTU— Janet (@Janet)1517366490.0
Y'alls (government) provides the staff and the facilities for veterans at VA hospitals. YOU SEND AMERICAS FEARLES… https://t.co/885hOSvgMg— 𝙄 𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙡 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩... (@𝙄 𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙡 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩...)1517366410.0
Trump uses veterans as a trite talking point. To know what he really thinks of veterans, revisit his comments about… https://t.co/Kc9xLWiMfV— (((Eugene Haynes))) (@(((Eugene Haynes))))1517366469.0