Government-run VA hospitals are literally killing veterans, and they’re not about to let President Trump stop them. In fact, one Florida VA hospital has given the Commander-in-Chief a one finger salute by refusing to hang his portrait:
A Veterans Affairs hospital in West Palm beach has refused to put up pictures of President Donald Trump and Secretary David Schulkin, even though they were delivered by a congressman who lost both legs on a deployment to Afghanistan.
Republican Congressman Brian Mast showed up Tuesday with fellow veterans in tow at West Palm beach’s VA hospital. The group of constituents have been seething at the facility’s decision not to hang a portrait of the 45th commander in chief in its entrance.
Despite Mr. Mast’s personal intervention, the hospital took down the photographs shortly after he left.
You read that correctly. The hospital put up the portraits to appease Mast — who is a congressman, veteran, and double amputee — only to take them down as soon as he left.
A VA spokeswoman called Mast’s actions “inappropriate” and said that only portraits sent from the U.S. Government Publishing Office will be displayed. However, the VA issued a statement Thursday that facilities can print out high-resolution photos from the official White House and VA websites while they wait for official portraits to arrive.
In other words, there’s no reason at all that the portraits delivered by Mast shouldn’t have been displayed.
Is the VA more despicable than the IRS or EPA? It’s certainly giving them a run for their money.