11 Jan '17, 4pm

[email protected] announces VA undersecretary David Shulkin as his choice to lead department:

.@realDonaldTrump announces VA undersecretary David Shulkin as his choice to lead department:

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday tapped the Department of Veterans Affairs' top health official to lead a beleaguered agency struggling to meet the health needs of millions of veterans. David Shulkin, a former president of the Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey, emerged after an extended search for a secretary to put in place the broad changes pledged by Trump. During the presidential campaign, Trump described the VA as "the most corrupt agency" and "probably the most incompetently run agency." Trump announced Shulkin's selection at a wide-ranging news conference in New York and said he had interviewed at least 100 people for the job. "We're going to straighten out the VA for our veterans. I've been promising that for a long time," Trump said. Shulkin, as undersecretary for health, manages a government-run system responsible for 9 million militar...

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