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>> US President Donald Trump's physician, Navy doctor Ronny Jackson, is pushing ahead to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, even after allegations about his conduct stalled the nomination process.>> At this point the hearing is postponed.>> Sure, I'm looking forward to getting it back on track.>> On Tuesday, Trump appeared to suggest his picture on the VA might now have second thoughts about facing questions in a senate hearing.
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>> We'll see what happens. I don't wanna put a man through a process like this. It's too ugly and too disgusting.>> But Jackson met with Trump later in the day and the White House official say the doctor would quote, certainly not be railroaded by a bitter ex-colleague.
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Reuters politics editor, Caren Bohan.>> The White House has strongly defended Ronnie Jackson saying that he served three presidents as the White House physician. He served overseas in combat and also the White House officials are telling us that they believe that these allegations are false.>> Democratic Senator John Tester from Montana, who sits on the Veterans Affairs Committee, told national public radio that more than 20 military personnel had come forward with concerns that Jackson improperly handed out medications, drank alcohol on trips abroad and created a toxic work environment.
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>> All I can tell you is that we're asking a lot of questions and we're following up on a lot of claims that have been made.>> The White House provided copies of Jackson's performance reviews which included hand written notes of praise from former President Barack Obama. But, Jackson face significant opposition as a candidate to run an administration overseeing benefits to roughly 20 million military veterans.
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>> Doesn't have a lot of management experiences. Certainly doesn't have management experience running a large enterprise like the VA.>> Jackson's confirmation hearing was originally set for Wednesday. No new date has been set.