Former President Donald J. Trump raised an eyebrow when he specifically mentioned his former White House doctor — now a congressman from Texas — and claimed the doctor “liked” to see his body.
Speaking at CPAC in Dallas on Saturday night, Trump pointed to Ronnie Jackson: “He was an admiral, a doctor, now he’s a congressman.
“I said, ‘If you have a choice, which is best?’ He was kind of like a doctor because he likes to look at my body,” Trump said. “too strong.”
He continued; “He said I was the healthiest president ever. I was the healthiest. I said, ‘I like this guy.'”
Mr. Jackson, 55, a retired U.S. Navy rear admiral, was named chief medical adviser by Trump in 2019, a newly created executive office position. The doctor resigned in December 2019, days later applying to run for Congress in Texas’ 13th Congressional District, which includes much of the Texas Panhandle.
He was elected to office the following year and is currently serving in Congress as a staunch conservative and Trump supporter.