VIA| In Sioux City, Iowa, billionaire businessman and Republican front-runner Donald Trump called on a wound veteran named Todd. After serving 21 years in the Army, Todd spoke about his frustration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Todd’s wife says he has been unable to receive an appointment in order to get the care he needs.
Here’s how Trump responded via TheBlaze:
“You’re going to write out your card, and I am going to put pressure on the VA like you won’t believe,” Trump said to major applause from the crowd. “As president, I can guarantee it. As Trump I can say, ‘I’ll probably be able to pull it off anyway.’”
The Republican presidential candidate also laid out what he would do as president to fix the VA.
“The waits are unbelievable,” Trump said. Five, six, seven days sometimes.”
Trump said that, as president, he would allow veterans to get care from their private doctors at the government’s expense if they can’t get an appointment with the VA. Trump said that would end up costing less money and patients would end up getting better care.
Trump promised to put pressure on the VA “like you won’t believe.” This was met with thunderous applause by the crowd and it should have an immediate impact on Todd’s life. Trump also says he’ll solve the systemic problems at the VA that are affecting many others. Hopefully Todd finally gets the medical cares that he has earned and has a right to.