EXCLUSIVE: Trump’s VA secretary counts 9,000 firings as a top accomplishment and sounds alarm on China

Robert Wilkie, former President Donald Trump’s secretary of Veterans Affairs, counts among his achievements cleaning house at the department as he blames controversies under his watch on a Democratic “hit.”

The former Trump administration official also described President Joe Biden’s team as weak on China during a Monday interview with the Washington Examiner.

Wilkie was one of Trump’s longest-serving Cabinet members, in office from March 2018 until January 2021 and implementing widespread organizational changes that lifted the department’s approval ratings as the then-secretary excused employees who were performing poorly. Still, Wilkie’s tenure was peppered with controversies, including an accusation that he squashed a sexual assault investigation and left female
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