Former Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin on Sunday denied he resigned his position. In an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the ousted VA chief again argued he was undermined by elements of the Trump administration seeking to privatize services for veterans and said his potential successor, Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, would need “a good team around him” to be successful.
The White House has said Shulkin resigned from the VA. But pressed by moderator Chuck Todd on the nature of his departure, Shulkin denied he was asked to submit a letter of resignation. “We actually spoke the day that he sent the tweet out just a few hours before,” Shulkin said of Trump. “And we talked a lot about issues at VA that were important and how we could continue to make progress on policy issues.”
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) April 1, 2018