Fire him now:

This week U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald was forced to apologize after comparing long waits for VA healthcare to lines at a Disney theme park.

This may be a first for the top story of the News Roundup, but I’m going to go ahead and stop right there after the first sentence of our top story. You see, McDonald only finally apologized after refusing to do so on MSNBC, instead choosing to blather about how he’s “working very hard.”

Remember that for the rest of the article. Watch that video above. His first instinct was to start filibustering about his goddamn resume. Guy, listen to me: You suck at your job. I don’t want to hear about how hard you’re working, and how much you care, when you clearly don’t give a shit. Freaking unbelievable.

And yes, as has been pointed out by many on the internet this week, Disneyland, in fact, takes the concept of wait times EXTREMELY seriously. They have whole teams of people who constantly measure efficiency, and take steps to improve it. Putting aside how off-putting and condescending the doofus is, he was completely, and factually, wrong. Let’s also point out how stupid the comparison is. McDonald, you oaf: You think people are dying waiting in line for the goddamn river boat to tour “It’s a Small World?” Rest assured, if ONE PERSON ever did, Disney would have been apoplectic, and heads would have rolled—even if it was completely out of their hands.

I would love to know what was going through his mind when he made this dopey comparison. Worst of all, I can practically guarantee that this wasn’t a statement made off of the top of his head, either. Bureaucrats like McDonald NEVER say things like this off the cuff. This was almost certainly a talking point that some dope on his staff was like, “OOOOOOH, I know! Let’s compare the VA experience to Disneyland!” And all around the table, his stupid minions all sagely nodded their heads, assuring their boss that this was an abso-fucking-lutley TIP TOP comparison. That alone speaks volumes to me about the type of people hired in the upper echelons of the VA, something I’ve screamed about in the past. You think if there was one former pipe-hitter in McDonald’s staff that this particular comparison would have gotten through?

Let’s continue: