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Trump Claims Immigrants Get Better Health Care Than Veterans

The quality of veterans’ health care is inferior to the services immigrants receive, according to Donald Trump.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee made the claim Thursday, during a speech to thousands of motorcyclists attending a Rolling Thunder rally at the Lincoln Memorial in the nation’s capital. The event honored members of the U.S. military, especially prisoners of war and troops classified as missing in action.

Trump, who criticized POWs earlier in the campaign, declared: “In many cases, illegal immigrants are taken much better care of by this country than our veterans.” According to Yahoo News, he added: “We’re not going to allow that to happen any longer. … We’re gonna rebuild our military, and we’re gonna take care of our veterans. Our veterans have been treated so badly in this country.”

Opposing Views, a fact-checking news site, noted that the billionaire businessman “did not cite any concrete evidence” that medical services for immigrants are better than the care veterans receive. However, the Veterans Administration has become infamous for its problems, including long waiting periods for vets needing treatment. USA Today revealed that the agency altered its records to hide the delays.

“The VA has lost all credibility on maintaining accurate wait-time records after the wait-time scandal where veterans died awaiting care,” said Arizona Sen. John McCain, a former POW whom Trump ridiculed for getting captured in Vietnam.

Source: Yahoo News

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