Veterans to be Eligible for Expanded Mental Health Resources

Bessie Dean
January 13, 2018

"He's as sharp as a tack", he told reporters on board Air Force One.

Trump's attorney didn't cite specific passages, but he argued the book includes "false/baseless statements" that could be "defamation by libel".

The White House has been pushing back forcefully against a new supposed tell-all book - Michael Wolff´s "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" - which was rushed into bookstores after the Trump administration failed to suppress it.

The new mandate was briefed to reporters Tuesday morning by senior administration officials, including Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, before President Trump signed the order in the afternoon.

Trump, 71, on Thursday, predicted the exam would "go very well", and said he would be "very surprised if it doesn't".

Trump often spoke of veterans on the campaign trail and frequently mentions them at rallies.

The idea is to give seamless care to transitioning service members even if they don't have a job or a health plan.

. You've had 29 Republicans now that have decided they're not going to run.

The doctor said his EKG and chest X-ray scans in April were "normal", and his last colonoscopy (conducted in July 2013) was "normal and revealed no polyps".

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But it is evidently still on Trump's mind. The president said current libel laws were "a sham" and a "disgrace" and did not "represent American values".

"I'm sure their ratings were fantastic; they always are - which is why I think the media will ultimately support Trump in the end, because they're going to say, if Trump doesn't win in three years, they're all out of business".

"You can't say things that are false - knowingly false - and be able to smile as money pours into your bank account". There are now no federal libel laws in the US that Congress could re-examine, as the criteria for libel is typically left to each state to decide. There is no federal law.

Trump swatted down claims of mental instability over the weekend, calling himself "a very stable genius" and 'like, really smart'.

Earlier he said he expected the examination to go well and that he would be surprised if it didn't. Analysts said the cease and desist letter only added to the public's intense interest in the book.

Brown's bipartisan Female Veterans Suicide Prevention Act was also signed into law a year ago.

BuzzFeed responded to the defamation suit by saying "this is not the first time Trump's personal lawyer has attacked the free press, and we look forward to defending our First Amendment rights in court".

Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat congressman for OR who sits in the House of Representatives, has called Trump the "Liar in Chief", as there are many more examples of false statements from the president.

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