Donald Trump defended White House doctor Ronny Jackson after he withdrew his nomination for Secretary of Veterans Affairs. But Jackson will no longer serve as Trump’s doctor according to two White House administrators.

RONNY JACKSON WILL NO LONGER BE DONALD TRUMP’S DOCTOR

Jackson was previously up for a promotion to become the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, although he withdrew his nomination last Thursday following reports claiming he regularly became intoxicated while in office, irresponsibly over-prescribed medication earning the nickname “The Candy Man” and created an unpleasant environment to work in.

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Jon Tester, a Democratic senator from Montana and the leading Democrat on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, was a key force in releasing a document of all the charges, although Jackson denies its allegations. Always eager to take to Twitter, Trump defended Jackson from Tester’s “slander,” concluding the allegations are “very dishonest and sick.”

However, although Jackson has returned to the White House Medical Unit, two senior officials in the oval office have confirmed Jackson will not return to his previous post as Trump’s physician. Instead, Sean Conley, who took over that position last month, will continue to serve as Trump’s doctor. During his tenure as Trump’s physician, Jackson performed Trump’s first presidential physical, concluding Trump bears no cognitive impairments but did admit he was struggling with obesity.

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