Trump Takes Credit For Bill Signed By Obama, Written By John McCain And Bernie Sanders

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United States President Donald Trump falsely claimed credit for a bill that was originally signed by Barack Obama and drafted by John McCain and Bernie Sanders.

Written By Ruchit Rastogi | Mumbai | Updated On:

US President Donald Trump falsely claimed credit for a bill that was originally signed by former President Barack Obama and drafted by late former senator John McCain and Bernie Sanders. Trump claimed that he was the one who signed Veteran's Choice, a program brought into existence to provide care to injured veterans.

However, Democrat Jon Cooper called out Trump for the fake claim he made, reminding him that it was signed by Barack Obama.

Trump's lie prompted a few people to criticise the American President with one person saying that he was surprised by the number of lies Trump could spit out.

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The Veterans Choice Act

The Veterans Choice Act, also known as The Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014, is a public law that acknowledges the Veterans Health Administration scandal of 2014. The law includes enables rural veterans to have access to healthcare at non-VA hospitals and also results in a substantial increase in the number of staff and facilities at functioning VA medical centres.

'Largest Defense Bill ever'

United States President Donald Trump said that he was 'so proud' to have signed the 'largest Defense Bill ever' on December 21. The US officially launched space force, the first new military service in more than 70 years which is a Pentagon force focused on warfare in space. The signing of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act was done two days after Trump got impeached by the House of Representative as it was one of his top national security priorities.

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(With inputs from agencies)

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