WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s surprise choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs made a good impression on the boss in January to give a glowing health report on the Asset of the physical and mental well-being.
Trump said assistants he found the White House doctor Ronny Jackson smooth rotation before the cameras and its ability to field reporters’ questions. Now Trump has tapped Jackson to replace David Shulkin as VA secretary.
During the January briefing, Jackson spent nearly an hour tiring reporters’ questions, extoling of the president, the “good genes” and a joke, that if Trump had eaten a healthier diet of the past 20 years, “he can live to be 200 years old.”
And he reached a more consequential purpose: to effectively stamp out questions about the brewing of the president of the mental fitness.