To Ronny Jackson, Trump’s surprise pick to lead the VA

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs passed his screen test before casting began.

Ronny Jackson, Trump’s personal physician, stood before the White House press corps in January to announce the results of the chairman of the first physical in a performance that showed he is quick-witted, hard to throw off-kilter and always free.

Admire the 71-year-old president, in good health, Jackson opined, “It is just the way God made him.”

Now, the Navy doctor who is entrusted with the health of the last three presidents is ready for a promotion, tapped to replace David Shulkin at an agency badly bruised by the scandal.

Trump’s unexpected is the latest example of the president relies on well-known faces. And it shows Jackson is successful in winning the president of the trust.

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