Ronny Jackson Withdrawal Sets Twitter Off: ‘The Left Had to Get Revenge’

“Jackson now needs to be investigated to see if he is fit to be the doctor for @POTUS,” says Rep. Ted Lieu

Last Updated: April 26, 2018 @ 9:11 AM

Dr. Ronny Jackson won’t be leading the Department of Veterans Affairs any time soon. The White House physician, who famously declared that Trump’s exceptional genes might allow him to live for 200 years, withdrew himself from contention for the high government position on Thursday morning.

And the reaction on Twitter has been swift, but also split.

Despite an unblemished record serving three presidents, Jackson has been dogged by accusations of being drunk on the job and over-prescribing medications. In a statement explaining his decision to withdrawal, Jackson denied the claims.

“Going into this process, I expected tough questions about how to best care for our veterans, but I did not expect to have to dignify baseless and anonymous attacks on my character and integrity,” he said. “While I will forever be grateful for the trust and confidence President Trump has placed in me by giving me this opportunity, I am regretfully withdrawing my nomination to be Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs.”

Online, few pretended to be surprised by Jackson’s withdrawl.

Responses ranged from mocking liberals to angry Republicans. The president’s own daughter Ivanka Trump even weighed in, saying that she was personally happy that Dr. Jackson would continue to hang around the White House.