Ronny Jackson Will Not Continue to be Trump's Doctor
- Author: Tracy Klein May 02, 2018,
May 02, 2018, 1:13
However, Trump's impulsive nomination of an unqualified sycophant (Jackson declared after Trump's physical that the president could live to be 200 with the right diet!), his cringe-worthy inability to quickly pull the nomination and his groundless smear of a senator who did his job - thereby protecting the president from a physician whose conduct is under serious scrutiny and protecting US veterans who deserve a competent and ethical VA chief - serve as flawless examples of why Trump is grossly unfit to serve.
President Donald Trump's former nominee for Veterans Affairs (VA) secretary Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson will reportedly not return to his role as White House physician following several allegations of improper behavior. He has worked in the White House Medical Unit since 2006 during former President George W. Bush's administration. NPR has not independently confirmed the report.
Jackson has denied the allegations against him, which have proved hard to verify or disprove.
"Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson is now on active duty, assigned to the White House as deputy assistant to the president. Despite published reports, there are no personnel announcements at this time", said White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah. Trump and Jackson have furiously denied the allegations, calling them an attempt to smear the reputation of a Navy rear admiral and respected White House physician.
On Thursday, Jackson withdrew from consideration for the VA post amid allegations he had fostered a hostile work environment and behaved improperly while serving as the top doctor leading the White House medical unit. Jon Tester to step down after the Montana Democrat strongly criticized President Trump's pick for the next secretary of Veterans Affairs, Ronny Jackson. "What Jon Tester did to this man is a disgrace". There were no such findings.
Parker went on to say he believes the Trump/Tester feud will lead to a big infusion of new out-of-state spending in Montana's Senate race, particularly on TV, both for and against Tester. Very dishonest and sick! Republicans say Tester was happy to align himself with the President, and now with calls from Trump to resign, Tester should heed the advice.
The Secret Service said in a statement last week that they had no record of the latter.
Even the Secret Service has chimed in on the issue: Senator Tester had released claims that Dr. Jackson was involved in a drunk-driving incident.
When he ran for president, candidate Donald Trump promised to hire "the best people" and said he would look at potential cabinet members' "track record, great confidence, love of what they're doing, how they get along with people, references".
Jackson's withdrawal as a candidate is a double whammy as Jackson will no longer serve as President Trump's personal physician.