Veterans Affairs chief refuses to apologize for Disney comments

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald declined to apologize Tuesday for his controversial remarks comparing wait times at the VA to wait times at Disney. “Look, as I said, I’m here to improve the veteran experience,” McDonald said during an appearance on MSNBC Tuesday when asked if he was sorry for his comments.

“If I was misunderstood or if I said the wrong thing, I’m glad that I’ve had the opportunity to correct it,” he added.

McDonald said he had been in contact with few outsiders since his gaffe Monday morning at a breakfast with reporters when pressed on whether the White House had contacted him.

“We get it, wait times are important. There’s no question wait times are important,” McDonald said.