During her tirade against the American press corps this week, Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders chided reporters for not covering stories like the Trump administration's "success" at reforming the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Robert J. O'Neill, the former Navy SEAL who shot Osama Bin Laden, took Sanders to task for her praise of the VA on Twitter by saying the department is far from fixed.
"I just heard Sarah Huckabee talk about 'successes' at the VA," he wrote on Twitter. "PLEASE explain and I would LOVE to debate you. VA is a damn insult to vets!!"
O'Neill then ripped the conditions at VA hospitals -- and he even claimed that a VA staff member stole his wallet one time when he was getting a CAT scan.
"I want to invite Sarah Huckabee to go with me to ANY VA to see how awful they are," he wrote. "I'm sure daddy got you better healthcare... and that job!"
Read the whole tweet storm below.
I just heard @SarahHuckabee talk about "successes" at the VA. PLEASE explain and I would LOVE to debate you. VA is a damn insult to vets!!— Robert J. O'Neill (@Robert J. O'Neill) 1498666201.0
Following up to @SarahHuckabee on the VA... I'm a combat vet... killed UBL.. and I PAY FOR PRIVATE healthcare ..most vets CANT afford it!— Robert J. O'Neill (@Robert J. O'Neill) 1498666391.0
insulted by @SarahHuckabee for praising the VA today. I bet you've never had your wallet stolen by STAFF while getting a CAT scan.I have!— Robert J. O'Neill (@Robert J. O'Neill) 1498666752.0
I want to invite @SarahHuckabee to go with me to ANY VA To see how awful they are. I'm sure daddy got you better healthcare..and that job!— Robert J. O'Neill (@Robert J. O'Neill) 1498666946.0
My beef is that the VA are the worst hospitals ANYWHERE. Don't get up there and defend the "successes". They suck.… https://t.co/JTJ9uNTQQQ— Robert J. O'Neill (@Robert J. O'Neill) 1498685270.0