Trump Calls On Democrat Jon Tester To Resign For Smear Campaign Against Dr. Ronny Jackson

Montana Democrat Jon Tester smeared Admiral Ronny Jackson as the “candy man” which led to Jackson withdrawing from his nomination to head the VA. Now Trump is calling on Tester to resign.

The Chicago Tribune reports:

Trump says Sen. Jon Tester a ‘disgrace,’ should resign for opposition to VA nominee Ronny Jackson

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A furious President Donald Trump on Saturday called for the resignation of the Democratic senator who assembled and released what he called “false” allegations that scuttled the nomination of the White House doctor who’d been in line to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Trump stepped up his criticism of Montana’s Jon Tester, the top Democrat on the Senate Veterans’ Committee, in two tweets days after asserting that Tester “has to have a big price to pay” politically in the GOP friendly state for his leading role in Ronny Jackson’s failed VA bid. Tester faces a competitive re-election race this year.

Tester, in a statement, didn’t directly respond to Trump but said he was committed to aiding veterans.

At issue are allegations that Tester has said were brought to his attention by more than 20 military and retired military personnel who’ve worked with Jackson. Tester said not investigating would have been “a dereliction of duty” and said making them public was important for the sake of transparency.

Here are Trump’s tweets:

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