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Veteran Just Went Up In Flames Outside Capitol After What Obama Did To Him For 8 Years

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The man who used fireworks and improvised explosives to set himself on fire outside the Georgia state capitol building on Tuesday has been identified as a homeless Air Force veteran who was distraught because of the treatment he had received at the VA hospital after 8 long years of neglect under Barack Hussein Obama as president.

The Veteran was later identified as John Michael Watts, 58, who has no current address according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Although authorities did not confirm any specific grievances Watts was being treated at Grady Memorial Hospital with burns over 85-90 percent of his body before he passed away was with the VA.

Fox 5 in Atlanta reported:

“A disgruntled veteran set himself on fire in protest Tuesday outside the Georgia Capitol in downtown Atlanta, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Authorities said veteran John Michael Watts, 58, who was protesting his treatment by the V.A., used a combination of fireworks and gasoline to set himself on fire. A spokesperson for the Georgia State Patrol said officers quickly extinguished the man. Medics rushed him to Grady Memorial Hospital by ambulance. The spokesperson said no one else was hurt.

The incident happened during a live feed around 10:45 a.m. which was streaming on the FOX 5 Atlanta Facebook page of an unrelated news conference. The news conference was stopped as state troopers participating in the news conference rushed to the area from where the explosions came.

GSP troopers said the Air Force veteran from Mableton parked a Nissan Sentra on Washington Street, stepped out of the car and walked toward the Capitol.

“We have somebody who claims to be a veteran that is disgruntled with treatment by the VA. He was protesting that to the extent, that he caused bodily harm to himself,” Director of Georgia Public Safety Col. Mark McDonough said.

One man who witnessed it all said the whole turn of events made him nervous.

“By the time he got up to the Capitol, try to go up the steps he couldn’t make it. So I guess the cigarette fell over in the fireworks and it started exploding and I look back over there and he was on fire,” witness Kent Beasley exclaimed.

The Atlanta Police Department and Georgia Bureau of Investigation bomb technicians searched for hours for a secondary device. Around 4:50 p.m., Atlanta Police gave the signal that no explosive devices were found in the veteran’s Nissan Sentra.

The State Capitol and the Judiciary Building were evacuated for most of the day.

The GSP said the Air Force Veteran was upset by the way the Veteran’s Administration had treated him.

The 58-year-old was burned over 90 percent of his body. He was listed in critical condition at Grady’s Burn Unit as of Tuesday evening.

Authorities said Watts does not have a current address.”

Military.com reported on changes at the VA since Trump was elected:

“Modest and low-key, Robert Wilkie was hastily dispatched to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs after a furious President Donald Trump fired Secretary David Shulkin amid political infighting at the department.

He was taken aback when Trump made an impromptu offer of the permanent job at a public event in mid-May.

If confirmed, the longtime public official could end up steering some of the biggest changes to veterans’ health care in decades.

A significant test comes Wednesday at his Senate hearing, where Democrats plan to question the Air Force and Navy veteran on his views on privatizing the government’s second-largest department of 360,000 employees serving 9 million veterans. It’s an issue that Shulkin says led to his ouster.

How he chooses to navigate a Senate in which Republicans hold a 51-49 majority could go a long way in whether he delivers on Trump’s promise to steer more patients to the private sector. The reach of a newly signed law to expand private care will depend on the VA secretary, who will have wide leeway in deciding when veterans can bypass the government-run VA.

“With a growing risk of funding shortages, VA has never before been more vital — or more vulnerable,” said Paul Rieckhoff, founder and chief executive of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. “Mr. Wilkie will have to prove to millions of veterans nationwide that he is up to this mammoth, sacred leadership task.”

Sadly this Veteran who set fire to himself on fire is probably also suffering from PTSD. And after 8 years of neglect by the Obama Administration, the VA system is in an even worse position to deal with cases like this. But under President Trump, things are starting to look up.

Last summer President Donald Trump made good on a campaign promise and signed into law legislation that gives leadership at the Department of Veterans Affairs more power to fire failed employees and protect those who uncover wrongdoing at the agency.

The law, which had bipartisan support in both the Senate and House, came after years of stories about chaos inside the VA. Including multiple investigations during the Obama years that found dozens of veterans died or were seriously injured because of long wait times at hospitals across the country.

Sadly things in the government don’t happen overnight and it might still be years until we see the corruption in the VA system come to an end. But for the meantime, at least we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

 

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White House Guests KNEEL During National Anthem, Trump Makes Them Immediately Regret It

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The Marine Corp band in their bright red uniforms were on the south balcony of the White House on a bright, sunny Tuesday in Washington, DC. The Army Chorus sang, beginning the event with ‘America the Beautiful’ and concluded with ‘God Bless America’. At least two people who were guests at President Trump’s Celebration of America event yesterday knelt, showing exactly why so many Americans are ticked over the National Anthem controversy.

The event replaced a celebration at the White House in honor of the Super Bowl win for the Philadelphia Eagles. These two disrespectful idiots took a knee as the “Star Spangled Banner” rang out across the South Lawn of the White House. Simply disgraceful. These aren’t social justice warriors… these are unpatriotic jerks.

A video was posted to Twitter by a reporter for SVT, the Swedish national public TV broadcaster. It shows a man, wearing a light blue button down, kneeling as the National Anthem played, before clapping and ultimately coming to his feet after the song finished. I guess he thought that was his five minutes of fame or something.

What it really amounted to was making a fool out of himself internationally. President Trump showcases all of these liberal dimwits for what they are… America-hating, radical leftists who are far more interested in hating our brave police officers and our country than they are in respecting America and taking national pride in their country and President.

When President Trump took the podium, he blew his audience away with his love for our country, military, police, flag and the National Anthem. He made every single person who disrespects them like this look like the small, craven liberals that they really are. The man, who did not identify himself, left the event immediately after the United States Marine Band performed the anthem, according to a news anchor for TV2 Denmark. Gee, crawling away with his tail between his legs like the lowly cur he his. Guess he couldn’t stand patriotism after he showed how much he hates his own country.

There was a second man who was pictured kneeling as well. That was posted to Twitter by a CNN White House producer. He was wearing a light blue checkered shirt and had a little American flag. This guy was right up front. He was also apparently the same person who reportedly heckled Trump. That guy was roundly booed by everyone around him. CNN’s analyst April Ryan posted false news on Twitter yesterday claiming people were booing Trump when it was the heckler they went after. She eventually retracted what she said after her own colleagues called her out on the lie. “Stop hiding behind the armed services and the National Anthem,” the guy yelled to a chorus of boos, according to the Daily Mail. “Let’s hear it for the Eagles.” “Go home,” one person shouted at the heckler.

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The President didn’t engage the heckler, but looked in his direction and pursed his lips. He looked like he wanted to smack him. Right there with ya.

President Trump disinvited the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House after they at first said they had more than 70 players coming to the People’s House to celebrate. By this week, that number had dropped to less than ten and then to only one player. They kept trying to change the date to one where President Trump would be out of the country. I don’t blame the President in the least for canceling the visit. That was totally appropriate. If you insist on being ungrateful and insulting a sitting President of the United States, then you don’t deserve the honor of going to the White House period.

Trump claimed on Monday that the team disagreed “with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country.” Eagles players denied that accusation, pointing out that no one on the team knelt for the anthem during last season. But that has nothing to do with how each individual on the team states his beliefs and shows his disrespect for President Trump.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders accused the team of a “political stunt” just minutes before Tuesday’s alternative event began, claiming the players had chosen to “abandon their fans.” That’s exactly what they did. “If this wasn’t a political stunt by the Eagles franchise then they wouldn’t have committed to attend the event and then backed out,” she said in her Tuesday press briefing. “And if it wasn’t a political stunt, they wouldn’t have attempted to reschedule the visit while the President was overseas.”

Trump was brief in his remarks and only spoke for about four minutes. He began by explaining why it’s an issue of patriotism for Americans to stand for the National Anthem. “We love our flag and stand for our National Anthem,” Trump said to great applause from the crowd on the South Lawn of the White House. “We stand to honor our military and to honor country and to honor the fallen heroes who never made it back home.” Yes, we do… and those that don’t can take a hike.

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Melania Unveils This Year’s White House Christmas Decorations That Libs Are SURE To Hate

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Melania Trump’s first year in office was marked by immense criticism of our incredible first lady, who in the eyes of the Trump family’s numerous detractors, Melania could do nothing right, or at least as well as her predecessor, Michelle Obama. This included her full Christmas decor plan, which was stunning in silver and white, and a beautiful modern take on the same tired style that Michelle un-creatively came up with.

This year’s decorations will likely be no different, if not worse.

Last year, liberals claimed she decked the halls in depression and gloom, likening it to looking more like a haunted house than a holiday home. So, what will they say about this year’s new look?

Chicks On The Right reports:

FLOTUS doesn’t just slay on the fashion front. Her decorating skills are off the charts. (Yes, yes– I know she didn’t do this by herself, but if you really believe she didn’t have a say, you’re nuuuuuuuuuuuuts.)

ANYWHO. She finally unveiled this year’s White House Christmas decorations, and they’re GORGEOUS.

You have no idea how much I want to stroll through those halls of beautifully decorated trees. Oh well. I’ll have to settle for the aisles of Hobby Lobby.

It all looks great. I’m obsessed. TY, that is all.

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