Vet Speaks Up at VA After Spotting 'Disrespectful' Blank Space for Trump Pic
Vietnam War veteran Joe Carollo didn't stay silent when he walked into his local Veterans Affairs hospital and spotted a "disrespectful" blank space where the president's portrait should be.
Carollo said on "Fox & Friends Weekend" that when he visited the Port Saint Lucie, Fla. VA hospital, in the spot on the wall where the president's and the veterans' affairs secretary's photographs should be, there was only a potted plant and a picture of former Secretary Robert McDonald.
"I couldn't believe my eyes," Carollo said, calling the sight "disrespectful."
He asked the receptionist why they had not posted a photograph of President Trump and Secretary Dr. David Shulkin.
The receptionist told him she had to call an office in Palm Beach County before anything could be changed in that regard.
Carollo said he was shocked by the response, but added that eventually, the pictures were posted.
Three or four other Florida facilities had not posted the requisite pictures either, he said.
Carollo's actions came a short time after Rep. Brian Mast (R-Fla.), a double-amputee and veteran, came across a similar circumstance in West Palm Beach.