Donald Trump likes his presidential physician, maybe because the good doctor lied for him and said the president weighs 239 pounds and 6’3″. Then, people came out of the man’s previous and current employee pool with allegations of drinking on the job until he passed out and handing out prescription drugs until they called him the “candy man.” Yet, Trump placed the blame on someone else.
Trump called into Fox and Friends to support his presidential physician, Navy Adm. Ronny Jackson, according to The Washington Post:
‘These are false accusations. They’re trying to destroy a man. I did say, “Welcome to Washington. Welcome to the swamp.”‘
The commander-in-chief went after the head Democrat serving on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, Jon Tester of Montana with an ugly threat:
‘Jon Tester, I think this is going to cause him a lot of problem in his state, I think Jon Tester has to have a big price to pay in Montana.’
Navy Adm. Jackson announced his withdrawal as the nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Read the full statement here:
‘One of the greatest honors in my life has been to serve this country as a physician both on the battlefield with United States Marines and as proud member of the United States Navy.
‘It has been my distinct honor and privilege to work at the White House and serve three Presidents.
‘Going into this process, I expected tough questions about how to best care for our veterans, but I did not expect to have to dignify baseless and anonymous attacks on my character and integrity.
‘The allegations against me are completely false and fabricated. If they had any merit, I would not have been selected, promoted and entrusted to serve in such a sensitive and important role as physician to three presidents over the past 12 years.
‘In my role as a doctor, I have tirelessly worked to provide excellent care for all my patients. In doing so, I have always adhered to the highest ethical standards.
‘Unfortunately, because of how Washington works, these false allegations have become a distraction for this President and the important issue we must be addressing – how we give the best care to our nation’s heroes.
‘While I will forever be grateful for the trust and confidence President Trump has placed in me by giving me this opportunity, I am regretfully withdrawing my nomination to be Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
‘I am proud of my service to the country and will always be committed to the brave veterans who volunteer to defend our freedoms.’
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