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Sat Oct 24, 2020, 02:26 AM

Spin, hyperbole and deception: How Trump claimed credit for an Obama veterans achievement


President Trump has told mistruths about the 2014 VA Choice Act more than 156 times, seeking to deny the contributions of rivals including Barack Obama and John McCain.

By Ashley Parker
OCTOBER 23, 2020

The first time President Trump claimed false credit for the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act ó which President Barack Obama signed into law in 2014 ó was on June 6, 2018. That day, as Trump signed the Mission Act, a modest update to the bipartisan VA Choice legislation, he seemed to conflate the two.

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In the coming weeks, Trump began systematically erasing from the legislationís history not just Obama but also the late senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), who not only co-sponsored the VA Choice Act but also was so instrumental in passing the Mission Act that he is one of three senators for whom the act is officially named.

That didnít stop Trump from falsely claiming ó as he did at a tank factory in Lima, Ohio, in March 2019 ó that McCain, his frequent political rival, failed to make any progress on the VA Choice Act.

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More than two years after signing the Mission Act, which made limited changes to the much broader Obama veterans law, Trump has repeated some version of his VA Choice Act mistruth more than 156 times, according to an analysis by The Washington Postís Fact Checker, eventually claiming full credit for the bill codified by his predecessor.

More:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/10/23/trump-obama-veterans-choice-act/?arc404=true

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 02:29 AM

1. Journalist call out the lie to.his face. He just walks away

Sick man

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 02:37 AM

2. A picture

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 07:53 AM

3. The Republicans that run the local VA and sit on their ass and drink at the American Legion and

VFW have veterans believing that crap. I have asked some how they can vote for Trump when he calls them losers and suckers
that is fake news then they claim how he has helped veterans.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 03:10 PM

5. Are you talking about the VA Healthcare system or the local Veterans Affairs officers

that work in the county VA office? The VFW doesn't have anything to do with either.

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Response to marie999 (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 04:18 PM

6. I didn't say the VFW did anything. I was talking about what veterans say Trump did for the VA

when it was Obama that did it. Yes they get that information at the local Veterans Affairs Office, VFW and the Legion.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 02:58 PM

4. President Obama signed the Choice bill for veterans.

Trump signed the Mission Act which allows veterans to use urgent care facilities. The Mission Act also makes it easier for veterans to use non-VA care.

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Response to marie999 (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 04:33 PM

7. And he calls people that died for their country losers and suckers. I am a veteran and have

no use for that SOB if he invented the VA.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 05:02 PM

8. Thanks for posting this article..K and R..no text.

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