Trump Regime

Ronny Jackson is No Longer Trump’s Doctor

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

The White House, Ronny Jackson, and Trump himself spent the last several days denying the accusations made against Jackson by current and former military service members and Trump personally attacked Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) for publishing the accusations, but this is curious.

Politico reports that Jackson will not be returning to his job as Trump's personal physician for reasons that aren't clear.

White House physician Ronny Jackson will not return to his role as the president’s personal physician, according to two senior administration officials, after a string of allegations caused the Navy rear admiral to withdraw his nomination last week to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Sean Conley, a Navy officer who took over Jackson’s role as the president’s personal doctor last month, will continue in the role, the officials said.

It's plausible to me that the White House knows some of the accusations made against Jackson are true but they've defended his name simply because Trump nominated him.

In other words, they aren't defending Jackson's honor; they're defending Trump.

Trump making a rash decision just to watch his staff defend the decision while simultaneously walking it back is something we've seen many times before. In this case, he nominated Jackson on whim to run the second largest federal agency with arguably the most direct responsibility in all of government. Trump's decision has exposed Jackson and potentially even some officials in the White House who may have received drugs from the "Candyman."

Everything Trump touches turns to shit and everyone who works with him is eventually humiliated.

  • muselet

    Ronny Jackson was never a credible candidate for Secretary of Veterans Affairs, full stop. He was nominated because he’d said flattering things about Donald Trump, not because he was qualified to run a huge cabinet-level department. Not having Jackson heading the VA is a good thing.

    As for the allegations about his behavior, those should long ago have been handled by the Navy. There’s no question that Jackson is a highly qualified physician (his professional bio is damn’ impressive), but he does seem to have some … erm … personality problems.

    There’s a lesson to be learned here about proper background checks for nominees, but it will be lost on the Visigoth-in-Chief.


    • Aynwrong

      I wonder how many of Trump’s supporters think this will all be sussed out special agent Gibbs and co.

      • muselet

        Wow. That’s a scary thought.

        And the answer is “a lot of them.”