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Trump Taps Failed VA Nominee Ronny Jackson as Chief Medical Adviser

Jackson is best known for claiming that Trump could live for 200 years because of the president's "incredible genes"

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    Trump Taps Failed VA Nominee Ronny Jackson as Chief Medical Adviser
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    In this April 24, 2018, file photo, Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson leaves a Senate office building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

    The White House announced that Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's former physician and failed Secretary of Veteran Affairs nominee, will serve as an assistant to the president and as chief medical adviser.

    Jackson is best known for claiming that Trump could live for 200 years because of the president's "incredible genes" and for his nomination to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, despite having little to no applicable experience for the role.

    Jackson later withdrew from consideration when allegations surfaced that he drank on the job, provided prescription pills with little oversight and created a hostile workplace while serving as chief physician at the White House. 

    Jackson's latest position was announced amid more than three dozen other White House appointments.