Ronny Jackson will not return as Trump's physician

Adjust Comment Print

A newspaper is reporting that the Navy rear admiral who abandoned his nomination to be secretary of Veterans Affairs amid numerous allegations will not return to the job of President Donald Trump's personal physician but will remain on the White House medical staff.

Jackson came under fire after being nominated to lead the VA, as allegations that he drank on the job, created a hostile work environment, handed out pills without proper examinations and once crashed a government vehicle after partying all arose.

That official also claims there are documents that clear Jackson of some allegations made against him.

He will be replaced by Sean Conley, a Navy officer who has filled in for Jackson over the past month, Politico reported.

Jackson, who withdrew as Trump's VA pick last week, will remain on the staff of the White House medical unit, the official added. Jon Tester Saturday morning, using a tweet to call for the Veterans Affairs Committee ranking member to resign.

Jackson has denied the allegations, as have the White House and Secret Service. "Tester should resign", Trump tweeted on Saturday.

Before leaving for a rally in Michigan, Trump directed another tweet at Tester, likening the senator's claims against Jackson to the "phony Russian Collusion" accusations leveled against Trump's 2016 campaign. "Senator Tester's approval rating in Montana is a solid 52 percent, but compare that to Trump's 58 percent in the state, which is much higher, and his national average which suggests and shows that Montanans love the President".

Ashley Judd Says Weinstein Kept Her Out of 'Lord of the Rings'
Weinstein, whose downfall kickstarted the #MeToo movement, has denied all allegations of sexual assault. "Ms. Judd had previously recounted the episode in an interview with The New York Times published last October .

Sen. John Tester (D-Mont.) released a report last week containing some of the allegations against Jackson.

Trump had already singled out Senator Jon Tester, the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Veterans' Affairs committee, who is up for re-election in November in Montana.

Tester, in a statement, didn't directly respond to Trump but said he was committed to aiding veterans.

The White House said on Friday it had looked through records of motor vehicle incidents involving government vehicles and found only three that involved Jackson.

"He would have been a great leader", Trump said of Jackson.

Tester and Chairman Johnny Isakson had released a statement voicing concerns about Jackson.

Have you noticed that no one had a problem with Admiral Jackson until Trump wanted him for something?

Comments