Veterans Affairs Secretary Fired by Trump Admin.; Pres. Trump’s Personal Physician Overtakes Position
President Trump fired another member of his administration on Wednesday.
He fired the Veterans Affairs Secretary, David Shulkin, via Twitter.
An Inspector General found that Shulkin used taxpayer dollars on a trip to Europe with his wife.
He did pay the money back once the information was released to the public.
President Trump thanked him for his service in the following tweet:
….In the interim, Hon. Robert Wilkie of DOD will serve as Acting Secretary. I am thankful for Dr. David Shulkin’s service to our country and to our GREAT VETERANS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2018
President Trump intends to nominate his own personal physician, Admiral Ronny L. Jackson M.D. to replace Shulkin.
Jackson gave Trump a clean bill of health after performing his first medical exam of his presidency.