White House Doctor Tapped to Run Veterans Affairs – And the Reaction Is Mixed

WASHINGTON – The president’s physician is on call to take over the health of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

President Donald Trump appointed Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson to replace former VA Secretary David Shulkin, whom he fired Wednesday.

You may remember Jackson from his hour-long exchange with the press on the president’s first physical exam since taking office, which included a cognitive exam, at the president’s request.

Jackson practiced combat medicine in Iraq and has served as White House physician since 2013.