"Do you want to listen?" President Trump told the reporter when Wilkie began to explain the many uses of the drug. "Because I don't think you're even listening."
"I want to clear up something the media did not report accurately," Wilkie said about the often-cited study which attributed declaring the drug dangerous to the VA. "Those of us who have had a military life, some of us around this table, we've been taking this drug for years... The Department of Defense and VA have been using this drug for 65. On any given day the VA uses 42,000 doses of this drug."
"I want to knock down the phony story that this is the VA going back on what the president told us to do, which is to use every opportunity possible to preserve life."