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Ronny Jackson Won't Be Trump's Doctor Again After Misconduct Allegations

Ronny Jackson Won't Be Trump's Doctor Again After Misconduct Allegations”

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.

"Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson is now on active duty, assigned to the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President", White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah said in a statement.

Navy officer Sean Conley took over as Trump's personal physician last month and will continue in the role, Politico reported, citing the senior administration officials.

These allegations were so outrageous that Jonathan Swan, the reporter from Axios who broke the original story that Jackson's nomination was in trouble, refused to print them. Having failed to beat him in an election, Democrats like Jon Tester and others are now playing a despicable game of maligning anyone who carries nomination papers signed by Donald J. Trump. The White House said Monday that it has no personnel changes to announce.

"He may have somebody in mind, but I know that an official nominee is not imminent", said the senior White House official.

"Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson is now on active duty, assigned to the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President", said White House spokesperson Raj Shah. Jackson has denied the allegations.

Jon Tester to step down after the Montana Democrat strongly criticized President Trump's pick for the next secretary of Veterans Affairs, Ronny Jackson.

First Ronny Jackson was a dedicated and well-respected White House physician to George W. Bush and Barack Obama. In the tweet, Trump called Tester "dishonest and sick" for pushing an allegation that Secret Service agents had to stop Jackson from drunkenly banging on the door of a female staffer on an overseas trip in 2015, worrying he would wake then-President Obama.

"I know things about Tester that I could say, too, and if I said them, he'd never be elected again", Trump said at a rally Saturday night in MI.

Trump tweeted early Saturday that the allegations "are proving false". Jackson has denied the allegations and has returned to work in the White House Medical Unit.

Jackson made a splash earlier this year when he held an extended news conference on Trump's physical in which he claimed the president was one pound under the weight that would be considered obese and said that Trump has "great genes".

Tester, the top Democrat on the Republican-controlled Senate Veteran Affairs Committee, is seeking a third Senate term this year in a state Trump won in 2016 with 56 percent of the vote.



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