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Barack Obama’s former White House doctor has condemned the 44th president and other “Deep State traitors” for spying on President Trump.
Retired U. S. Navy Admiral Ronny Jackson, the ex-personal physician to both presidents Obama and Trump, took to Twitter to diagnose an apparent severe illness in the Obama administration when it came to recent revelations about illegal domestic surveillance.
“President Obama weaponized the highest levels of our government to spy on President Trump. Every Deep State traitor deserves to be brought to justice for their heinous actions,” Jackson wrote.
President Obama weaponized the highest levels of our government to spy on President Trump. Every Deep State traitor deserves to be brought to justice for their heinous actions.https://t.co/Lq8kSPb0Xb
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) May 12, 2020
Jackson, who also served as President Trump’s doctor, is currently running for Congress as a Republican in the 13th congressional district in the Texas Panhandle area.
The longtime incumbent, Mac Thornberry, is not seeking reelection in what is considered a safe GOP seat. Jackson retired from the U.S. Navy in December 2019.
As expected, Obama fans possibly suffering from advanced stages of Trump derangement syndrome weren’t pleased with Jackson’s comments about Obama and his inner circle and responded accordingly. Here’s a sample:
Stick with fabricated press briefings on Trump’s physical exam; less damaging to our democracy than fake conspiracies.
— Frank Figliuzzi (@FrankFigliuzzi1) May 13, 2020
Oh my god this is the Doctor who worked in the Obama administration and Obama had nothing but good things to say about him. Then he was at the podium and said Trump was healthy but wouldn’t provide any important data. Wow, he went full cult.
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) May 13, 2020
You claimed Trump was healthy & only 231 lbs. You’re a disgrace. Go have another drink. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.
— Andrew Goss 👊USAF👊 (@Goss30Goss) May 13, 2020
Ronny Jackson: “The candy man” inside the White House…he would allegedly hand out prescription drugs like they were candy. During an overseas trip in 2015, a drunk Jackson tried to wake up a female so noisily that Secret Service stopped him to prevent him from waking up Obama.
— Rob Voreck (@RobVoreck) May 14, 2020
Adm. Jackson found himself the public eye when he lauded Trump’s “excellent” health after the president’s annual physical. Given that no one would describe President Trump — who apparently does not exercise other than playing golf — as slim, Jackson’s presentation prompted scorn from the usual liberal Beltway echo chamber, although in this instance a reasonable amount of skepticism may have been warranted.
In March 2018, Trump nominated Jackson as U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, but the admiral withdrew in April after various allegations of impropriety were leveled at him primarily by U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, a Montana Democrat.
In a CNN op-ed shortly thereafter, former G.W. Bush aide Scott Jennings insisted that whether or not he would have made a good VA secretary, Ronny Jackson was smeared.
“Two of the accusations — that Dr. Jackson drunkenly banged on a female colleague’s hotel door in the middle of the night and wrecked a government vehicle — were busted over the weekend. The Secret Service disputed the allegations of door-banging and the White House, according to the Washington Post, said officials reviewed Jackson’s vehicle records and found ‘three minor incidents’ but ‘no evidence’ that Jackson had wrecked a car. Tester’s allegations painted a picture of Jackson as some sort of drunken, pill-pushing quack, handing out drugs willy-nilly.”
Jennings added that Obama had previously given Jackson a glowing recommendation as a “tremendous asset” to the White House, “a most impressive leader,” with an “incredible work ethic.”
“Ronny Jackson may not have been the best choice to run the VA, but we’ll never know thanks to the time-honored Washington tradition of destroying good people who raise their hands when the president asks them to step forward,” Jennings concluded.
According to then-White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders while the nomination was pending, Ronny Jackson got a clean bill of health after undergoing four background checks, including one conducted by the FBI and had an impeccable record as a White House doctor.
In March of this year, Ronny Jackson praised President Trump for his quick and decisive action that slowed the spread of COVID-19.
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