Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson has withdrawn as Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department Of Veterans Affairs, he said in a statement on Thursday. In case you forgot, Ronny Jackson is the physician that personally administered Donald Trump’s physical examination a few months ago. Jackson, who also examined former Presidents Barack Obama and George Bush (44), praised Trump, saying he was the healthiest person he’d ever examined. Jackson said Trump was in perfect health and was not overweight. Jackson listed Trump at 6’3″ and weighing in at roughly 236 pounds. Jackson also said that Trump was healthy enough that he might live to be 200-years old. With a little more balance in his diet, of course. The “little white lies” that Ronny Jackson publicly told about the president’s health may have gone over without being a big deal, but Jackson’s nomination to be the next VA Secretary, brought all of the doctor’s other little secrets out of the closet. Jackson was accused by former employees of being known as “The Candy Man” because he passed out prescriptions to practically anyone, for anything. There were also claims made about Jackson’s alleged drinking problems. The longer Ronny Jackson would’ve pursued the position as VA Secretary, the more skeletons were surely to come falling out of the doctor’s closet. Today, Ronny Jackson came to the conclusion that the position was not worth having years and years of his dirty laundry aired out publicly. Jackson didn’t bow out gracefully though. In true Trumpian fashion, he claimed that there was a running conspiracy against him.
“If they had any merit, I would not have been selected, promoted and entrusted to serve in such a sensitive and important role as physician to three presidents over the past 12 years. Going into this process, I expected tough questions about how to best care for our veterans, but I did not expect to have to dignify baseless and anonymous attacks on my character and integrity.” CNN (@cnn) reported Jackson said in a statement.