REPORT: Trump responds to allegations against VA nominee

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Speaking at a joint press conference Tuesday, President Trump was asked about allegations against Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, who he had chosen to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Senate Veterans Affairs panel announced they have indefinitely postponed Jackson’s confirmation hearing, over allegations of improper conduct.

Jackson, who is the personal doctor for President Trump, also served as the personal physician for formers presidents Bush and Obama.

Trump said he absolutely stands behind Jackson, saying he is a “fine man,” but questions why he would want to take the “abuse” from the political process.

The Hill reported:

“It’s totally his decision, he’ll be making a decision,” Trump said when asked about the nomination of Jackson, who is the White House physician to the president.

The president said he told Jackson “this is a vicious group of people that malign. What do you need this for? … You’re too fine a person.”

“If I were him, I wouldn’t do it,” Trump said.

“I don’t want to put a man through a process through like this… it’s too ugly and too disgusting,” Trump said.

“If I were him – actually in many ways, I’d love to be him – but the fact is, I wouldn’t do it. What does he need it for? To be abused by a bunch of politicians,” Trump added.

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