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Harold H. Horstmann


Dear Editor:

I'm writing on this Veteran's Day to again point out our local leftist media's apparent oversight of newsworthy information of what I'm sure would be of great interest to our veterans.

I refer to a 11/11/19 article by Charlie Spierling: "Donald Trump Has Fired, Demoted, or Suspended over 8,000 Veterans Affairs Employees Since Taking Office" (

Quotes from the article: "The standard is if you don't live up to your oath if you don't live up to the standards that our veterans expect, that you will be asked to leave," Wilkie told reporters in a press conference on Friday. "This is a transformational moment in our history." Wilkie said accountability was a signature promise from President Trump, particularly after the Veterans Affairs scandals in Phoenix in 2014 and 2015. Under Trump, he said, VA employees as high as network directors down to the lowest employees were removed for not performing their job to the proper standards. "This is, I think, one of the strongest statements that we can make: That it is a new day at VA," Wilkie said.

This again clearly points out the blatant bias against any positive information about any of the actions President Trump has made in his continuing efforts to live up to his campaign promises which has improved the lives of countless veterans (and citizens)!

Writing in behalf of our veterans; thank you, President Trump and VA Secretary Robert Wilkie!

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