President Donald Trump went on a long rant Tuesday afternoon after he was asked to respond to allegations made against his nominee for Veterans Affairs secretary.
Among other things, people who have worked with VA secretary nominee Ronny Jackson have alleged that he creates a toxic work environment and drinks on the job.
When asked about this, Trump started rambling about Democrats trying to obstruct all his nominees.
“The Democrats have become obstructionists, that’s all they’re good at,” Trump fumed. “They’re not good at anything else. They have bad ideas, they have bad politics. The one thing they do is obstruct.”
Trump went on to lament allegations being levied against Jackson, whom he described as a “fine” man who is being unfairly maligned by Democratic politicians.
“I said to Dr. Jackson ‘what do you need it for,'” Trump said of his VA nominee. “I don’t want to put a man through a process like this. It’s too ugly and disgusting… what does he need it for, to be abused by politicians who aren’t thinking nicely about our country?”
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