Former Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin pushed back on a White House statement that said he 'resigned' from his job last week.
'I did not resign,' Shulkin said on CNN Sunday morning, to State of the Union host Jake Tapper's question about whether President Trump's VA secretary had been fired.
On Meet the Press Shulkin added, 'There would be no reason for me to resign. I made a commitment. I took an oath. And I was here to fight for our veterans.'
Ousted Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said Meet the Press, and on State of the Union, that he did not 'resign' from his post leading the agency, as the White House claimed on SaturdayiPhone transfer software
'I did not resign,' fired VA Secretary David Shulkin (left) told CNN's Jake Tapper (right) on CNN's State of the Union on Sunday
Former Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin (left) told Meet the Press host Chuck Todd that he had spoken with President Trump several hours before the president sent out his tweet announcing Shulkin was gone, and had no inkling he was about to be fired
On Wednesday, President Trump alerted the world that he was replacing Shulkin with his personal physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, using Twitter.
'I am pleased to announce that I intend to nominate highly respected Admiral Ronny L. Jackson, MD, as the new Secretary of Veterans