MSNBC’s Ari Melber: The VA ‘Is Suffering From How Trump Actually Does Business’

In response to Donald Trump suggesting his Veterans Affairs nominee could quit the “ugly” nomination process, MSNBC host Ari Melber said the department “is suffering from how Trump actually does business.”

This afternoon, Trump asked why his VA nominee Ronny L. Jackson would want the position since he will “be abused by a bunch of politicians,” adding that if he “was him” then he “wouldn’t do it.” Additionally, the beleagured nominee is dealing with allegations that mishandled drugs and drank while at work.

“Here’s why the story matters: Trump said that he’d run the nation like his business and that’s what he’s doing,” Melber said while responding to the chaotic news. “I don’t mean the fake business that Trump pretended run on his fake show, The Apprentice.”

“Tonight, the VA is suffering from how Trump actually does business: minimal vetting, under-staffing, and under-resourced,” he continued.

Melber went on to detail how Trump operated in the private sector, pointing to how he acted on “impulse,” was disorganized, and suggested that “putting the fate of more than 18 million veterans tonight in the hands of someone who just says something you like in the moment” is a bad idea.

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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