Trump takes credit for Obama's gains for vets

I spotted this news story and was sickened by it I figured it would be best to simply "cut & paste" and give attribution - in this case: thank you Associated Press for keeping us informed of the latest shameful act by Donald Trump:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Boastful on the occasion of Memorial Day, President Donald Trump and his Veterans Affairs secretary are claiming full credit for health care improvements that were underway before they took office.  Trump said he passed a private-sector health care program, Veterans Choice, after failed attempts by past presidents for the last "45 years." That's not true. The Choice program, which allows veterans to see doctors outside the government-run VA system at taxpayer expense, was first passed in 2014 under President Barack Obama.  [Source: I urge readers to go to the source and read the entire AP report because, as it seems to be case when it comes to Trump misstatements & lies, there is more to this story.  https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/ap-fact-check-trump-takes-credit-for-obamas-gains-for-vets]

originally posted 05.28.19