Shulkin plan to stay in VA post with the White House-support

WASHINGTON – Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, fighting for political survival over travel abuse, he says, has the president’s trust and will not be leaving his post.

Speaking after a meeting in the White House, Shulkin told The Associated Press that the White House chief of staff John Kelly had transferred President Donald Trump’s confidence in him. In the past few days, reports swirled out of the White House officials looking to evict him and VA press officials refuse to serve him.

Shulkin says: “There is no doubt I am the secretary.”

He adds, “Someone who is not able to get on board with that is not going to be able to continue to VA.”

Shulkin is in trouble after an internal probe found travel abuse in his 11-day trip to Europe.

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