Portrait of President Trump Removed from VA Hospital Angering Vets

The VA just can’t get it together, can they?

Veterans in West Palm Beach, Florida were upset when they visited their local Veterans Affairs hospital and found no picture of President Trump or VA Secretary David Schulkin hanging by the entrance as they should. 

"Two blank holes, it's been 60 something days now [since the inauguration]," Army veteran Beau Brumfield said. "The Veterans Administration has been asked about it a few times, the local VA hospital has been, and they haven't had any real reason other than they didn't have the picture, which is readily available."

"That's the person who would ultimately give the order for us to put our lives in danger and we believe that his picture should be displayed there proudly,” another vet, John Rourke, said.

So, they got together with other vets and contacted their Congressman Brian Mast and took matters into their own hands. The group came to the hospital with the prints of Trump and Schulkin and filled those “two blank holes.”

"Proud of the fact that the local vet community got it done. We walked in there, we made it happen,” Brumfield said. “It was non-confrontational. It was nonpolitical. We just wanted to see it happen.”

However, their actions were in vain as officials at the hospital came along behind them and immediately took down the portraits. A spokesperson said what the veterans did was “inappropriate” and said they took cell phone footage in violation of patients’ rights. The spokesperson also said the photos were not official and must come from the central office.

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