A few days ago, former Obama flunky, er, aide Jim Messina claimed that Dr. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician, lied about President Trump’s health in the hope of being picked as the new Secretary of the Veterans Administration.
Yes, it’s the latest anti-Trump talking point.
Move over, ”Stormy” ?
The mainstream media’s attack on a decorated Navy admiral and physician picked to be the next head of the troubled Veterans Affairs Department is an extension of the Washington press corps’ Trump “derangement” syndrome and “fake news” campaign spelled out in a new book.
In “Fraud and Fiction, the Real Truth Behind Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” the Washington Examiner’s Eddie Scarry charts the media’s distrust and even hatred of Adm. Ronny Jackson to his January 16 briefing room assessment of President Trump’s mental health as sound.
“Because Dr. Jackson hadn’t come out to announce Trump’s official commitment to Bellevue, he was a ‘political hack,’” writes Scarry in a reference to the “meltdown” of MSNBC Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough’s attack on the admiral, who was also former President Obama’s White House physician.
Jackson was pummeled by the press because he had torn up the thesis in Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff that Trump is insane. Scarry’s new book, from Post Hill Press and out Tuesday, says that it’s Wolff and his questionably soured media bestseller who is off kilter.
“Whatever Wolff had written in his book of the president’s psychological health, it had been undone by Dr. Jackson’s medical exam made available for the public to see for itself,” writes Scarry of the president’s pick to replace ousted VA Secretary David Shulkin….