Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump vowed to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs, saying "never again will we allow any veteran to suffer or die waiting for care.”
During remarks at the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. on Monday, Trump said "our politicians have totally failed you" and then highlighted a plan for the VA he released earlier this month.
Trump said "veterans will have the right to go to a VA facility or the right to see a private doctor or clinic of their choice. Whatever is fastest and best for the veteran. There will be no more five days waits in line ... you are going to go to a private doctor across the street, a private or public hospital across the street or nearby, and you are going to be taken care of quickly and efficiently.”
Trump vowed to "take care of our veterans like they've never been taken care of before," adding that “we will pick up the bill ... it'll cost us less money and the care will be amazing."
While discussing presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who addressed the convention the day before, Trump said, "And to think she was here yesterday because she didn't do very well."
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