Troubling new details are emerging about Dr. Ronny ‘Candy Man’ Jackson, the president’s personal physician who was nominated to join Trump’s cabinet by leading the Veterans Affairs department.
The physician was on the radar after he gave a bonkers press conference in which he said that Trump could live to be 200 years old.
The allegations mainly concern his loose control of prescription medicine. Jackson allegedly handed out drugs like the sedative Ambien and the wake-up drug Provigil to those who asked on Air Force One without doing a proper intake exam, kept incomplete records, and had a personal stash of controlled substances, according to the report. He prescribed himself medicine before being busted, the report said.
Jackson was described by people in his department as “the most unethical person I have ever worked with,” “volatile,” and “vindictive.” He was a kiss-up who would kick those under him, the report said.
Jackson also drank while responsible for the president’s health and at least once was passed out drunk in his hotel when called to serve.
He also allegedly crashed a car after getting drunk at a Secret Service going away party. He has denied this allegation.
What Dr. Ronny Jackson said, per @ElizLanders:
“I never wrecked a car.”
“I have no idea where that is coming from. Thanks guys.”
“I have not wrecked a car. I can tell you that.”
“We’re still moving ahead as planned.”
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) April 25, 2018
Read the report from the office of Monatana Sen. Jon Tester’s below.
Tester’s office releases a summary of allegations against Ronny Jackson, based on interviews with Jackson’s current and former colleagues pic.twitter.com/AGy4rfEiej
— Kate Nocera (@KateNocera) April 25, 2018