Trump Regime

Trump Brings Back ‘Candy Man’ for Medical Exam

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

For reasons that feel obvious, Trump has reportedly enlisted Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson to perform his annual medical exam.

According to the Washington Post, the White House quietly submitted Jackson's name for promotion, again, even though he's still under investigation by the Pentagon.

President Trump has tapped a senior Navy officer who he considered last year to be his Veterans Affairs secretary for promotion to two-star admiral and to be his chief medical adviser, even though there is still an open Pentagon investigation against him into allegations that derailed his VA secretary nomination. [...]

A spokesman for the Defense Department Inspector General’s Office, Bruce Anderson, said his office’s investigation into Jackson is still ongoing. The office, considered the Pentagon’s top watchdog, said in June that it had opened a case against Jackson, though it would not comment on the scope of it.

You may recall that anonymous members of the military and the executive branch made a whole host of allegations against Jackson last summer.

Among other things, they said he was known internally as the "candy man" because he generously doled out prescription pills to White House staffers and their families.

Jackson also administered Trump's medical exam last year and made the preposterous claim that the 72-year-old Trump is able to subsist on a diet of McDonald's cheeseburgers while maintaining good health because he has "good genes."

We've never seen an honest, detailed medical report on Trump so we cannot confirm or deny that syphilis has slowly progressed toward his brain.

  • Christopher Foxx

    We’ve never seen an honest, detailed medical report on Trump so we cannot confirm or deny that syphilis has slowly progressed toward his brain.

    Can we get this idea to spread? Maybe with a Fox-like headline. “Some people are saying…”

  • muselet

    Donald Trump reportedly likes Ronny Jackson.

    In, presumably, the same way Trump likes anyone who is useful to him. Trump will continue to like him, possibly well enough to keep the DoD’s IG at bay, at least until Jackson’s first less-than-glowing medical report.

    I don’t think even Trump would be quite so crass as to state the quid pro quo directly, but the amount of winking and nodding going on must be enormous.

    –alopecia