White House Dismisses Rumors About Trump Ousting Shulkin Amid Turmoil And Rebellion At The VA
Sources reported that President Donald Trump wants VA Secretary David Shulkin gone within the next week or two, but a White House spokesman said the secretary has the president's confidence "at this point in time."
The Associated Press:
White House: No Change 'At This Time' To Shulkin's VA Job
With his job status in danger, embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin sought to lower his public profile Monday as a White House spokesman insisted that President Donald Trump still had confidence in his leadership "at this point in time." Shulkin, the lone Obama administration official in Trump's Cabinet, abruptly backed out of a media availability Monday morning that had been scheduled at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Elsmere, Delaware, as part of an annual Veterans Summit hosted by Democratic Sen. Tom Carper. Shulkin told organizers he needed to "get back on the road to Washington." (Yen, 3/26)
White House: Trump Has Confidence In Shulkin ‘At This Point In Time’
“We all serve at the pleasure of the president. If he is not pleased, you‘ll know it,” Gidley said in an interview on Fox News. “At this point in time though, he does have confidence in Dr. Shulkin. He is a secretary and he has done some great things at the VA. As you know, the president wants to put the right people in the right place at the right time and that could change.“ (Morin, 3/26)