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Trump Promises to Reform ‘Corrupt’ Veterans Department

Donald Trump vowed Saturday to “transform the VA” to better serve military veterans, Fox News reported.

The Republican presidential candidate told a crowd in Virginia that the Department of Veterans Affairs is “corrupt” and “not efficient.” He promised to “get our veterans working, which is what they want to do.”

Trump said he would protect whistleblowers who report the agency’s failures. “Exposing and addressing the VA’s inefficiencies and shortcomings will be rewarded, not punished,” he pledged. “We’re going to find out what it’s going bad and we’re going to fix it.”

The real-estate mogul’s campaign staff released a statement that explained: “Over 300,000 veterans died waiting for care. Corruption and incompetence were excused. Politicians in Washington have done too little, too slowly, to fix it.”

“We’re going to increase funding for job training and services for companies hiring veterans, and they’re getting a great deal because they get incentive and they hire the best people,” Trump said. “We’re going to give educational support. Service members have learned valuable skills in the military, but many need help understanding how to apply those skills in civilian life. Others … need help connecting with good jobs to support their families.”

VA officials did not respond to Fox News’ request for a comment on Trump’s allegations.

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