Trump calls on Sen. Jon Tester to resign over misconduct allegations against Ronny Jackson
President Trump on Saturday called on Democratic Senator Jon Tester to resign over misconduct allegations against Ronny Jackson, who withdrew his nomination to lead the Veterans Affairs Department.
“Allegations made by Senator Jon Tester against Admiral/Doctor Ron Jackson are proving false,” Trump tweeted. “The Secret Service is unable to confirm (in fact they deny) any of the phony Democrat charges which have absolutely devastated the wonderful Jackson family.”
“Tester should resign,” Trump continued. “The great people of Montana will not stand for this kind of slander when talking of a great human being. Admiral Jackson is the kind of man that those in Montana would most respect and admire, and now, for no reason whatsoever, his reputation has been shattered. Not fair, Tester!”
Trump’s tweets come a day after a Washington Post report on some of the allegations.
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“The White House on Friday said officials had conducted a thorough review of presidential physician Ronny L. Jackson’s vehicle records and found three minor incidents but no evidence that he ‘wrecked’ a car after drinking at a Secret Service going-away party, as was alleged in a document released by Senate Democrats this week,” the Post reported.
Trump addressed the matter at Friday’s press conference as well.
“These were false accusations about a great man, about a man who has a son who’s a top student at Annapolis, about a man that’s given his life to this country and to the military, a brave man,” Trump told reporters.