After 3 years, Trump's actions related to veterans and more important than his words. While the political media obsesses about what Trump privately said about veterans two years ago, the story of what Trump and his administration are doing to veterans during a pandemic is largely ignored. This year, Trump and his administration have used veterans as "guinea pigs" to test an unproven and potentially dangerous drug, hydroxychloroquine, as a treatment for coronavirus, even after multiple studies showed it was not only ineffective but hazardous, and the FDA revoked emergency authorization. The official VA data shows that 3,044 patients and staff have died of COVID-19. But that undercounts the number of veterans who have died because it only includes "patients who have been tested or treated at VA facilities."