The Late Show‘s Stephen Colbert on Wednesday highlighted the real reason President Donald Trump insists on backing his Veterans Affairs nominee and personal physician Ronny Jackson — and it has everything to do with vanity.
As the host noted, accusations against “Drug Kingpin” Jackson include that he was “toxic,” “abusive,” “volatile,” “prone to screaming tantrums” and “unethical” — to which the president said, “he reminds me of a young me.”
“I like this guy,” Colbert said in his best Trump impression. “Something about the cut of his jib.”
When it comes to allegations that Jackson was so prone to over-prescribing narcotics that people in the White House called him “the candy man,” the host demurred that the president’s personal physician “was just following the Hippocratic oath.”
“First, do no harm,” Colbert said. “Second, who wants ‘ludes?”
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) April 26, 2018