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Ronny Jackson Not Returning as Trump's Personal Physician: Report

He withdrew his nomination to be secretary of Veterans Affairs after damaging but unconfirmed allegations surfaced about his time on the White House medical staff

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    Trump Responds as White House Doctor Withdraws VA Nomination

    President Donald Trump responded to White House doctor Ronny Jackson's decision to withdraw as a nominee for Secretary of Veteran Affairs, calling allegations of Jackson's workplace misconduct "false accusations." (Published Thursday, April 26, 2018)

    Dr. Ronny Jackson, a Navy rear admiral who abandoned his nomination to be secretary of Veterans Affairs amid numerous allegations, will not return to the job of President Donald Trump's personal physician but will remain on the White House medical staff, Politico reported Sunday.

    The newspaper reported that administration officials said Jackson has returned to a job with the White House medical unit. Dr. Sean Conley, a Navy veteran, who has taken the role of Trump's personal physician after Jackson was nominated by Trump, will remain in that role.

    White House spokesman Raj Shah said Monday that Jackson remains assigned to the White House, but didn't address the report in a statement. He added that there were "no personnel announcements at this time."

    Jackson withdrew his nomination Thursday after Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., released allegations that Jackson drank on the job, overprescribed medication and presided over a toxic work environment. Jackson has denied those allegations.

    Trump Rails at Media Amid New Ronny Jackson Allegations

    [NATL] Trump Rails at Media Amid New Ronny Jackson Allegations

    A joint U.S. and France presser took a strange turn when President Donald Trump took the chance to rail at the media in defense of his Veteran Affairs Secretary pick, Ronny Jackson. Jackson, who was the doctor to Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Trump, faced recent allegations of improper behavior on the job. 

    (Published Tuesday, April 24, 2018)

    Tester, speaking on MSNBC, acknowledged that not all the allegations had been verified, but said they should be investigated. The White House released records that it says show the allegations were not true. The Secret Service said it has found no evidence of an alleged car accident involving drunken driving, one of the claims released by Tester.

    Trump has complained bitterly about how Jackson was treated, and defended him as a good man who did not deserve such treatment. Trump has said Tester should resign after publicly discussing unproven allegations about Jackson.

    Tester faces a tough re-election bid in a state Trump won easily in 2016.