President Trump calls on eliminating student loan debt for disabled veterans at Kentucky event

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - President Donald Trump delivered remarks at the AMVETS 75th National Convention at the Galt House in Louisville.

President Trump speaks at the annual AMVETS convention in Louisville. (Pool)

The nonpartisan veterans' service organization, also known as American Veterans, listened to the president speak about suicide prevention and access to health care, along with education and other issues of concern to veterans.

The highlight of the speech came near the end when President Trump announced an executive action that eliminates student loan debt for permanently disabled veterans. More than 25,000 are eligible.

"They have made a sacrifice that’s so great, and they never complain. They never complain," Trump said. "That’s hundreds of millions of dollars of student debt held by our severely wounded warriors. It’s gone forever."

Trump's Kentucky visit also included a fundraising stop for Gov. Matt Bevin as he is facing Democratic nominee Andy Beshear in November's gubernatorial election.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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