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Trump eyes Rick Perry to replace VA secretary
CNN ^ | March 13, 2018 | Kaitlan Collins and Kevin Liptak

Posted on 03/13/2018 3:15:34 PM PDT by Innovative

President Donald Trump has grown irritated with his embattled Veterans Affairs secretary, David Shulkin, and is now making plans to remove him from his post, two sources familiar with the move tell CNN.

Trump has eyed Energy Secretary Rick Perry as a possible replacement, a person familiar with the matter said.

Trump and Perry discussed the possible move during a lunch at the White House Monday.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: islamist; larazarick; perry; rickperry; sharialaw; trump; trumpcabinet; veterans
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The real question is where can Perry be the most effective: in his current position as Energy Secretary or running the VA.
1 posted on 03/13/2018 3:15:34 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

The real question is - is CNN a reliable source?


2 posted on 03/13/2018 3:17:16 PM PDT by airborne (I don't always scream at the TV but when I do it's hockey playoffs season!)
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To: Innovative

Perry must not be doing his job because you never hear a word about him. If you ain’t annoying the liberals you ain’t doing your job.


3 posted on 03/13/2018 3:18:18 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Innovative

Seems that being interviewed for the VA job indicates the boss doesn’t think Perry is doing very well at Energy??/


4 posted on 03/13/2018 3:18:26 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: Innovative

The VA bureaucrats are organized crime.


5 posted on 03/13/2018 3:18:34 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Innovative

Energy Dept. looks to be in better shape than the VA, and besides, the VA affects our vets and they are a solid voting bloc for the Donald.


6 posted on 03/13/2018 3:19:41 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Innovative

Why the hell aren’t they just getting rid of the VA. Its stupid. Close it down. Create a small program dedicated to war injuries. Then give gold healthcare to everyone else. The VA is a waste of money.


7 posted on 03/13/2018 3:19:46 PM PDT by poinq
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To: Innovative

Perry has done a good job at DoE. With responsibility for the nukes you want a steady trusted hand there.


8 posted on 03/13/2018 3:20:23 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust Sessions. The Great Awakening is at hand...MAGA!)
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To: Innovative

Surprise, surprise - the one holdover turd from the Obama administration that Trump kept turns out to be ..... a turd.


9 posted on 03/13/2018 3:20:40 PM PDT by Freedumb
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To: Innovative

Perry will fire a bunch of people the first week.


10 posted on 03/13/2018 3:21:28 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas
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To: blueunicorn6
The VA bureaucrats are organized crime.

I've just about concluded that ALL government is Organized Crime.

11 posted on 03/13/2018 3:23:33 PM PDT by abb ("News reporting is too important to be left to the journalists." Walter Abbott (1950 -))
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To: Innovative

He might be better at the VA. He’s not very aggressive as Energy Secretary, and I think he’s really committed to vets (and in fact, health care issues) and he might be good at this.


12 posted on 03/13/2018 3:25:28 PM PDT by livius
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More incredibly effecting executive leadership from President Trump.

...or as the left calls it “chaos”.


13 posted on 03/13/2018 3:25:32 PM PDT by Eddie01
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To: abb

Some of the VA medical people are OK, but the VA bureaucrats are organized crime.


14 posted on 03/13/2018 3:27:00 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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Perry would be an excellent manager for the VA and about as patriotic as you can get. He'll straighten it out.

Energy....He's probably been searching for someone for a long time. Tough gig...Not sure who could fill the position and make it fit with the always changing criteria.

16 posted on 03/13/2018 3:29:28 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Eddie01

More incredibly effecting executive leadership from President Trump.

...or as the left calls it “chaos”.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

You know what I know .... the Left just doesn’t get Trump & it’s pretty easy to figure him out .... he is about RESULTS. If you get or are getting the results he wants, you’re fine. When you are not getting results or your usefulness in his scheme of things is spent, then you’re gone. This appears ‘chaotic’ to the Left who are used to Presidents hiring sycophants & keeping them, even if they are incompetent. Trump’s “chaos” is why he’s accomplished 64% of his agenda in his first year and continues to MAGA on :-)


17 posted on 03/13/2018 3:33:49 PM PDT by Qiviut (Obama's Legacy in two words: DONALD TRUMP)
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To: blueunicorn6

Staff at my VA have saved my life multiple times...no exaggeration.

Getting through the system can be a long climb.

“Teaching hospitals” are another issue. May be a problem at other places too.

When you’re going for repeated medical care for years... Explaining medical history to the changed staff every 3-6 months is annoying AF.


18 posted on 03/13/2018 3:34:38 PM PDT by 1_Inch_Group (Country Before Party)
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To: Innovative

The VA has been improving under Trump, and the last thing veterans need is that stupid Islamist son of a bitch being put anywhere near the VA.

Send Perry to South Africa or Zimbabwe.


19 posted on 03/13/2018 3:37:19 PM PDT by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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To: MrEdd

Do you have any recognized sources to back up your claim?


20 posted on 03/13/2018 3:51:46 PM PDT by Savage Rider
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