Liberals are constantly finding things to bash President Trump about, but the truth is, our Commander-in-Chief truly loves our troops and is willing to do whatever it takes to give them the honor they deserve.
A man willing to fight for our troops is the kind of President we truly need in the White House. Now with the ambition and hopes of President Trump taking care of things in America, the POTUS has also made it clear he will take care of our nation’s veterans.
The care of our veterans was one of his top priorities while running back in the 2016 primaries. Outside the fact of the immigration headache in the United States, taking every step to help our troops and veterans is his biggest initiative. In his first year, he has already taken huge strides towards reforming the VA, and aiding our veterans and troops.
President Trump signed into law a bill providing over $2 billion to open new Veterans Affairs department medical facilities and fund care for veterans seeking medical care outside the government system on Saturday.
“This bill will ensure that veterans continue to have the ability to see the doctor of their choice,” Trump said during a press conference at the bill’s signing. “You’re going to have immediate medical care for our veterans.”
The legislation, which passed the House unanimously, provides funding for veterans who seek treatment from a private doctor in certain cases. It also allows the Veterans Affairs department to lease 28 new facilities around the country, in an attempt to expand access to government-provided care. That makes it a compromise in the larger debate between conservative and liberal proponents of VA reform.
Trump is making some great strides in helping the men and women who have put their lives on the line to defend our freedoms. Our POTUS recently decided to sign a piece of legislation that would help our veterans out even more.
The Daily Wire reported that on Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed a new executive order which instructed the secretaries of Defense, Homeland Security, as well as Veterans Affairs to fix access to mental health care for our nation’s veterans during the first year after their departure from the United States armed forces. Trump reinforced,
“We want them to get the highest care and the care that they so richly deserve. It’s something that is a top priority. … They get out of the military and they have nobody to talk to. It’s a very sad situation.”
David Shulkin, Veterans Affairs Secretary, reminded us that the first year after leaving the armed forces in America was a very risky time for our veterans. This is the time period in which they are at the highest risk for suicide. He also noted that around 20 veterans commit suicide every single day in our country. He went on to explain that this is an “unacceptable number.” Shulkin went on to say, “I’ve identified the issue of preventing veteran suicides as one of our top priorities.” He explained that only 40% of members of the military actually have mental health coverage right now.
The reason this executive order matters so much if because it directs the Defense, Homeland Security, as well as Veterans Affairs secretaries to work on creating a strategy within 60 days to create “seamless access” for United States veterans. This gives them a year’s worth of coverage for any kind of mental health treatment as well as suicide prevention resources, which we so desperately need in our country.
It’s wonderful to finally have a president in office who truly cares about the well-being of our armed forces.
President Trump made an appearance at the college football National Championship game which took place on Monday evening. He spent the entirety of the game watching along with some United States soldiers.