According to a report on CNN, Ronny Jackson, the former White House physician for both former presidents Donald Trump, and Barack Obama, who went on to win a Congressional election in Texas, has just found himself in yet another scandal. During Trump’s term in office, you might remember him when he bizarrely claimed that the former president was 6’3″ tall and weighed 239 pounds.
“The Department of Defense inspector general has issued a scathing review of Rep. Ronny Jackson during his time serving as the top White House physician, concluding that he made “sexual and denigrating” comments about a female subordinate, violated the policy for drinking alcohol while on a presidential trip and took prescription-strength sleeping medication that prompted concerns from his colleagues about his ability to provide proper care,” the report states.
Jackson denied the allegations — but 78 witnesses were interviewed. The report alleges abusive behavior toward subordinates, including sexual harassment and drug use while working as a White House physician, specifically Ambien.
The Pentagon inspector general said that Jackson failed to treat his subordinates with dignity and respect. The witnesses interviewed described Jackson as screaming over trivial matters, displaying an explosive temper, and focused on garnering favor with the president.
“The report also notes that the investigation into Jackson “was limited in scope and unproductive” as White House counsel under Trump insisted on being present at all interviews of current White House Medical Unit employees, which had a “potential chilling effect” on the probe,” CNN reports.
The report goes on to note that “Many of these witnesses described RDML Jackson’s behavior with words and phrases such as ‘meltdowns,’ ‘yells’ for no reason,’ ‘rages,’ ‘tantrums,’ ‘lashes out,’ and ‘aggressive.'”
Jackson’s leadership style was described by the witnesses with terms such as ‘tyrant,’ ‘dictator,’ ‘control freak,’ ‘hallmarks of fear and intimidation,’ ‘crappy manager,’ and ‘not a leader at all.'”
One witness that the IG interviewed said that soon after they arrived in Manila, Jackson began drinking in the hotel lobby, then got into a car with a drink in his hand “to go out on the town.” Another witness went on to say that they could smell alcohol on Jackson’s breath later that evening.
One of the witnesses said once they were back at the hotel, he saw Jackson “pounding” on the door of his female subordinate’s room, and when she opened the door, Jackson said, “I need you,” and, “I need you to come to my room.”
A witness said that Jackson told a subordinate staffer that a female colleague of his had “great tits” and “a nice ass” and that he would like to see her tattoos, the report states.
He really reminds me of someone. The best people, you guys.
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