Trump Flees Press Conference After CBS News’ Paula Reid Calls Out His Lie About Signing Veterans Choice Bill (Obama 2014)

CBS News reporter Paula Reid asked President Donald Trump why he continues to falsely claim that he signed the Veterans Choice Bill, which was signed by former President Obama in 2014.

Rather than respond, Trump quickly ended his press conference, which included a crowd of his supporters, at his Bedminster Golf Club in New Jersey.

CNN’s Daniel Dale tweeted that Trump has told that lie 143 times.

(Sources: Daniel Dale/Twitter, David Nakamura/Twitter)

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  1. Wrong. Trump has falsely taken credit for passing “Veterans Choice,” which was signed by Obama in 2014, which is exactly what CBS News Paula Reid was asking about.

    TRUMP: “We passed VA Choice and VA Accountability to give our veterans the care that they deserve and they have been trying to pass these things for 45 years.” — Montoursville, Pennsylvania, rally on May 20.

    THE FACTS: Trump did not invent the idea of giving veterans the option to see private doctors outside the Department of Veterans Affairs medical system at government expense. Nor is he the first president in 40 years to pass the program.

    Congress approved the private-sector Veterans Choice health program in 2014 and Obama signed it into law.

    https://apnews.com/d4b73d56f53941788667f367dd4b264b

    The VA Mission Act signed by Trump in 2018 is not “Veterans Choice,” which was signed in 2018.

    The VA Mission Act has its own problems:

    https://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/cost-usage-of-va-mission-act-still-uncertain-1.617683

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