President Trump delivered remarks remembering the 74th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied Normandy, France, while touting a newly-signed veterans healthcare bill.

“Today we also mark another milestone, the 74th Anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy,” Trump said in a speech at the Rose Garden Wednesday.

“They gave their heart, their blood, and their very lives on those beaches to drive out the enemy and strike a lasting victory for our country and for freedom.”

The VA Mission Act offers veterans more non-VA healthcare choices, which has been extremely limited in the past, resulting in long lines and wait times for patients.

“What a beautiful word that is — choice — and freedom to our amazing veterans,” Trump said at the signing ceremony. “All during the campaign I’d go out and say, ‘why can’t they just go see a doctor instead of standing in line for weeks and weeks and weeks?’ Now they can go see a doctor.”

The White House also released a statement Wednesday outlining the benefits of the legislation.

“The President’s 2019 Budget supports a new, consolidated community care program for veterans and all of VA health care within the discretionary caps already in place,” said the statement.

“We have a responsibility to provide our Veterans with the care they deserve, while also being good stewards of the taxpayer dollar.”


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