Paul Rieckhoff, the founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Vets of America, trashed President Donald Trump's work on behalf of veterans on Friday -- and he pointed out that there is still no secretary of Veterans Affairs.
When asked by CNN's Chris Cuomo about Trump possibly choosing Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) to run the VA, Rieckhoff said that the Florida congressman would be an intriguing choice, while also saying that he has little faith at the moment that Trump would make a good choice after the Ronny Jackson fiasco.
"The bottom line right now is, this has been a rotation of names," Rieckhoff told Cuomo. "I mean, the guy who was leading our office pool last week was Kanye!"
While it's unlikely that Trump would appoint rapper Kanye West to run the VA, Rieckhoff said the fact that joking about it at least seems somewhat plausible is emblematic of the chaos swirling around the VA.
"We don't know who it's going to be!" he said. "It's become a circus, and that's bad for veterans. Veterans are walking into the VA hospital right now, and next to President Trump there's normally a picture of the VA secretary -- there's nobody. There's nobody! We don't have a leader!"
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There is still no VA Secretary.@PaulRieckhoff, founder and CEO of Iraq and Afghanistan Vets of America, jokes, "The guy who was leading in our office poll last week was Kanye."https://t.co/wPn1zSfLqO pic.twitter.com/AWT5krjVZS— New Day (@NewDay) May 11, 2018