During a recent rally in Sioux City, Iowa, Donald Trump did something he doesn’t normally do- he walked off the stage and went into the crowd to personally speak face to face with a man in the crowd.
The man was a wounded Army veteran, First Sgt. Todd Landen who was sitting in the front row in his wheelchair.
“These are our greatest people, our wounded warriors,” Trump told the crowd. “I wanna, I gotta say hello to Todd. Look at this guy!”
Trump complimented the veteran saying, “Wow what a perfect family, a beautiful family.”
Landen asked Trump what his administration would do to improve the horrible conditions at the VA. “With the current administration, warrior care is lacking to say the least, what else can the Trump administration do better than the Obama administration?”
“I am going to put pressure on the (Department of Veterans Affairs) like you wouldn’t believe,” Trump said, according to CNN Politics. He asked the veteran for his contact information. “As president, I can guarantee it. As Trump, I can probably say, I’m going to be able to pull it off anyway.”
Wow! You would NEVER see Hillary Clinton do anything so wonderful.
Landen, who served three tours overseas, was wounded from an IED attack in Iraq, he told CNN in an interview after the rally. Along with his wife, April, and their 8-year-old daughter, Brianna, he moved to Iowa last year, after Landen finished up surgeries and retired from the Army.
Trump told the veteran that as president, he would allow veterans to get health care locally by private doctors.
“It’s mass care. They’re just shuffling us out and crunching numbers, I think,” Todd said. “The real struggle is what insurance do I use. I’m 100% disabled, the VA is supposed to take care of my medical bills, but I have to go to a hospital 100 miles away.”
“Every time I’ve seen Donald Trump, he’s mentioned veterans,” Todd said. “I haven’t seen that from every candidate. And today I sure didn’t expect him to come recognize me in front of the crowd.”
When asked what he would like Donald Trump as president, Landen said, “Put me back in the fight.”
“It wasn’t my choice to leave — I didn’t leave on my terms,” he said. “But when he gets elected, I hope he will drop the hammer on the enemy, get us out of there, and take care of us afterwards.”
Our country needs a president that cares about America’s veterans. They deserve the finest care available.
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