A pair of portraits, featuring President Trump and Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, were removed from a VA hospital in Florida, sparking controversy amongst veterans who want to know why their President’s portrait isn’t hanging in a government facility.
Republican Congressman and Army veteran Brian Mast decided to take a stand and took matters into his own hands. He and a group of local vets brought their own portraits to the facility, and demanded they be displayed.
Within hours however, the staff removed the portraits citing proper protocol for such measures. Well, that and one VA employee, according to Mast, told him flat out “he’s not my president.”
We hate to bring reality into the situation, but Donald Trump is your president and if you’re working at the VA he is your boss.
As such, the boss has issued a directive to all VA facilities in the wake of this nonsense – hang the portrait!
Via Fox News Insider:
The White House issued a directive to all VA facilities, instructing them to hang a portrait of President Trump, Ed Henry reported this morning.
Henry said there’s been a huge reaction on social media to this story, but it remains to be seen whether VA facilities around the country will follow the order and actually hang the portrait.
He said the current plan is to hang an unofficial photo until the government releases an official portrait of President Trump. Henry said it’s commonplace for the current president’s picture to be hung in government buildings.
In a separate incident, a Marine veteran in Minnesota had asked why Trump’s portrait isn’t hung in the VA facility the way President Obama’s had been.
A worker there said the staff didn’t want to bother because “they’re planning on impeaching him.”
Mast said, “This is exactly what pisses people off about the government is they don’t have that kind of reactionary capability to just fix a problem immediately.”
Instead of simply hanging the portrait as would be proper protocol, “they made an even bigger problem out of the situation.”
The VA needs a thorough housecleaning, considering the epic scandals that resulted in the loss of veterans lives due to wait times under Obama. While Trump is cleaning up that mess, the VA bureaucrats can dust off those portraits and proudly hang them on the walls – where they belong.
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