Mr. Trump hosted Perry at the White House for lunch Monday, but no formal job offer was made, the source says.
With the capital reeling from the abrupt firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, speculation swirled Tuesday night that President Donald Trump may continue the shakeup by firing his veterans secretary and moving Rick Perry to that troubled department. Shulkin was the only one among Trump appointees to be unanimously confirmed by the Senate. Trump said during a press conference early last week that he likes "conflict" and having "having two people with different points of view" go head-to-head in front of him, adding that it helps him make decisions. Perry's immediate predecessor under the Obama administration was a nuclear physicist.
He came into office with a pledge to bring greater accountability to the agency and to improve veterans' access to care, and not to privatize the department.
But the people said the president has grown impatient with the department's current secretary, David Shulkin, and may want to replace him with someone already in his cabinet. Shulkin is also accused of not being a team player as he supposedly refused to work with Trump appointees in his agency. An inspector general report found that Shulkin spent most of a taxpayer-funded trip to Europe sightseeing, misused government resources by having the VA cover the cost of his wife's airfare and improperly accepted tickets to Wimbledon. Shulkin was found in an inspector general's report to have violated ethics rules by using taxpayer money to subsidize his wife's $4,300 flight to Europe past year and improperly accepting tickets to the Wimbledon tennis tournament in London.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
The main aim of the summit is to review ongoing efforts and accelerate action toward the "End TB by 2025" goal. Had we continued at with the same pace, it would have taken us another 40 years to achieve the target.
Malacañang: PH to withdraw from ICC
The Philippines signed the Rome Statute of the ICC in 2000 and ratified it in 2011, becoming its 117th State Party. Duterte added that the crimes attributed to him were neither war crimes nor genocide.
Case Keenum Reportedly Ready To Sign With Broncos
Arizona is just one game under.500 over the last two years without a reliable starting quarterback. The Vikings reportedly are one of the finalists for Cousins, along with the Jets and Cardinals .