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Trump’s misleading claims on military readiness and veteran care
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Trump’s misleading claims on military readiness and veteran care

Lawrence J. Korb details the misleading claims and comments that President Trump has made about the military during his time in office and underlines the importance of publicly acknowledging veterans' sacrifice.

As President Donald Trump tries to divert attention from the ill-advised comments that, according to multiple sources he made about the military and veterans during his time in office, he has constantly referred to what he has done for them since coming into office.

According to the president, he inherited a military from President Barrack Obama that was severely depleted, lacking modern and sufficient equipment, and a veterans’ health-care system that did not allow veterans to seek medical care outside of the VA even when it was unable to provide this care for them in a timely manner. However, as with most of the claims that the president makes, these claims are both false and misleading.

The above excerpt was originally published in Military Times. Click here to view the full article.

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Lawrence J. Korb

Senior Fellow