Our country has spoken: Donald Trump was elected as the next president of the United States. For those of you with doubts, perhaps we can look at what changes President Trump plans to bring to our country. How will President Trump “Make America Great Again”?
Let’s start with one of President Trump’s most valued changes, which he plans to immediately act on: Veteran Affairs Reform.
There is no doubt that veterans have been left to live homeless, commit suicide, or live their life with no gratitude towards them for their service. President Trump plans to change that and pledges to “take care of our veterans.”
According to President Trump’s campaign site, he will ensure our veterans receive the care they deserve.
“Ensure our veterans get the care they need wherever and whenever they need it. No more long drives. No more waiting backlogs. No more excessive red tape. Just the care and support they earned with their service to our country.”
How will President Trump do it? First, he will fire those who let our veterans down and make the VA great again. He will empower the doctors, nurses, and all others who dedicate themselves to serve our veterans and provide them with the best of care.
According to End Homelessness, in January of 2014, there were 49,933 homeless veterans throughout our country. Why are so many veterans homeless? The article further explains that the majority of homeless veterans are made up of those with mental health disorders and low socioeconomic status, as well as those who suffer from substance abuse. Many have PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) caused by those who served in Iraq or Afghanistan
Further, the Military Times revealed that approximately 20 veterans commit suicide every day in our country. Donald Trump pledges to provide the veterans with the help they need. He will appoint a VA secretary whose sole purpose will be to help our veterans. He will create a 24/7 hotline for veterans to speak to a live representative about any wrongdoing. Trump will be sure to investigate and act on any reports of wrongdoing by the VA.
Nick Peterson directed a video with the band Five Finger Death Punch. They created a video that shows a group of veterans who returned home from war and how they adapted. Throughout the video, the shocking statistics of veteran suicides and homelessness are flashed for everyone to see the sad truth.
The band tells Loadwire that they wanted to make an impact on our veterans.
“We wanted to do something impactful to help our veterans in need. With this video and the accompanying campaign we hope to shed more light on the seriousness of their issues. The statistics are shocking, and if any change is to take place it will start with general public awareness. We have been playing numerous military shows but wanted to do more; educate, reach out and donate to the organizations that are making a difference to better the lives of our veterans.”
The band visited Nellis Air Force Base a couple of years ago to meet with military personnel to speak about their campaign. They launched a website to help veterans find support in a time of need.
“They fought for our freedom. Now we fight for their peace.”
Will President Trump be able to make a difference in our veterans’ lives? Although President Obama has made a large impact, our newly elected president stands behind our veterans to continue to fight for their lives and well-being. With continued effort, we can save those who have fought and served for our country.
President Trump will ensure that veterans are in the front of the line to receive care, versus the back of the line. Most importantly, “no veteran will die waiting for service.”
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