Former Navy SEAL who reportedly shot Bin Laden lashes out at Sanders over VA comment 

The former Navy SEAL, who is said to have shot and killed Osama bin Laden, has criticized White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for claiming the Trump administration's "success at the Veterans Affairs," reports Fox News.

Robert O'Neill posted a series of tweets Wednesday, noting, "I just heard @SarahHuckabee talk about 'successes' at the VA. PLEASE explain and I would LOVE to debate you. VA is a damn insult to vets!!"

O'Neill continued, "Following up to @SarahHuckabee on the VA [Veterans Affairs]... I'm a combat vet... killed UBL.. and I PAY FOR PRIVATE healthcare ..most vets CANT afford it! "

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Robert O'Neill, a former U.S. Navy SEAL, speaks at the 'Best of Blount' Chamber of Commerce awards ceremony at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville, Tennessee, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. O'Neill, in an interview with the Washington Post, identified himself as the person who killed Osama bin Laden in a 2011 raid. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
BOSTON, MA - MAY 14: Rob O'Neill, former Navy SEAL who participated in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, throws out the first pitch before the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Houston Astros May 14, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 14: Former United States Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill attends the Salute To Heroes service gala to benefit The National Foundation For Military Family Support at The Majestic Downtown on March 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for NFMFS)
Robert O'Neill, a former U.S. Navy SEAL, speaks at the 'Best of Blount' Chamber of Commerce awards ceremony at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville, Tennessee, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. O'Neill, in an interview with the Washington Post, identified himself as the person who killed Osama bin Laden in a 2011 raid. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
BOSTON, MA - MAY 14: Rob O'Neill, former Navy SEAL who participated in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, throws out the first pitch before the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Houston Astros May 14, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Robert O'Neill, a former U.S. Navy SEAL, speaks at the 'Best of Blount' Chamber of Commerce awards ceremony at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville, Tennessee, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. O'Neill, in an interview with the Washington Post, identified himself as the person who killed Osama bin Laden in a 2011 raid. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Robert O'Neill, a former U.S. Navy SEAL, speaks at the 'Best of Blount' Chamber of Commerce awards ceremony at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville, Tennessee, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. O'Neill, in an interview with the Washington Post, identified himself as the person who killed Osama bin Laden in a 2011 raid. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Robert O'Neill, a former U.S. Navy SEAL, speaks at the 'Best of Blount' Chamber of Commerce awards ceremony at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville, Tennessee, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. O'Neill, in an interview with the Washington Post, identified himself as the person who killed Osama bin Laden in a 2011 raid. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Robert O'Neill, a former U.S. Navy SEAL, speaks at the 'Best of Blount' Chamber of Commerce awards ceremony at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville, Tennessee, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. O'Neill, in an interview with the Washington Post, identified himself as the person who killed Osama bin Laden in a 2011 raid. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Robert O'Neill, a former U.S. Navy SEAL, speaks at the 'Best of Blount' Chamber of Commerce awards ceremony at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville, Tennessee, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. O'Neill, in an interview with the Washington Post, identified himself as the person who killed Osama bin Laden in a 2011 raid. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Robert O'Neill, a former U.S. Navy SEAL, speaks at the 'Best of Blount' Chamber of Commerce awards ceremony at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville, Tennessee, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. O'Neill, in an interview with the Washington Post, identified himself as the person who killed Osama bin Laden in a 2011 raid. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Robert O'Neill, a former U.S. Navy SEAL, speaks at the 'Best of Blount' Chamber of Commerce awards ceremony at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville, Tennessee, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. O'Neill, in an interview with the Washington Post, identified himself as the person who killed Osama bin Laden in a 2011 raid. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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He then said, "insulted by @SarahHuckabee for praising the VA today. I bet you've never had your wallet stolen by STAFF while getting a CAT scan.I have!"

Sanders made the remark on Tuesday while slamming the media for not covering more positive stories about the current administration.

"We've been going on this Russia-Trump hoax for the better part of a year now with no evidence of anything," said Sanders. "Things like the success at the VA barely get covered."

Sanders may have been referring to a bill that Trump signed into law on June 23.

It aims to allow implementing significant changes at the VA. According to the New York Times, the bill "will make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to remove bad employees and promote whistle-blowing."

Many veterans are hoping such actions will lead to future improvements in the department's services, but O'Neill continued to draw attention to the current state of things with a follow-up tweet hours later, albeit with a reconciliatory tone.

He noted, "Ok, I was too hard on @SarahHuckabee but she should go pop in to the VA right up the street.. unannounced and see what a depressing dump!"

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