As Trump Calls For Resignation, Sen. Jon Tester’s Republican Opponent on Attack
President Donald J. Trump has called for the resignation of a Senator from Montana after the Senator apparently lied in order to slander Trump’s nominee for Veteran’s Affairs Secretary.
“Allegations made by Senator Jon Tester against Admiral/Doctor Ron Jackson are proving false. The Secret Service is unable to confirm (in fact they deny) any of the phony Democrat charges which have absolutely devastated the wonderful Jackson family. Tester should resign. The great people of Montana will not stand for this kind of slander when talking of a great human being. Admiral Jackson is the kind of man that those in Montana would most respect and admire, and now, for no reason whatsoever, his reputation has been shattered. Not fair, Tester!”
Recall that Dr. Ronny Jackson was also the personal doctor for president Obama, and that he gave Trump a clean bill of health in January when the mainstream media was distracting from the failures of the “Russian collusion” narrative by calling Trump “mentally unfit to hold office.”
It seems likely that the smear against Jackson, who is Navy Admiral and served with distinction, was a political retribution of sorts. The stage was set perfectly for his character assassination.
CNN, citing anonymous sources, reported on Friday that Jackson banged on the door of a female colleague during a trip abroad, prompting the Secret Service to address his behavior.
But Secret Service recalls the event much differently – actually, they have no record that the event ever occurred:
“Over the last 48 hours, media outlets have alleged that U.S. Secret Service personnel were forced to intervene during a Presidential foreign travel assignment in order to prevent disturbing (former) President Barack Obama,” they said in a statement. “The Secret Service has no such record of any incident; specifically, any incident involving Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson. A thorough review of internal documents related to all Presidential foreign travel that occurred in 2015, in addition to interviews of personnel who were present during foreign travel that occurred during the same time frame, has resulted in no information that would indicate the allegation is accurate.”
Plainly, the mainstream press – at the behest of Sen. Testor – defamed a man who has dedicated his life to public service, and was widely respected when Democrats controlled the White House, for no other reason except to make Trump look bad.
Sen. Testor is up for re-election this November in a state where Trump won by 20 points in 2016. Testor only won his seat by four points during his last election.
His potential opponent, Montana State Auditor Matt Rosendale is on the offensive after the vicious attack. Rosendale is running on an America First platform, very similar to that of the President.
This was a disgraceful smear campaign by @jontester. I got news for Jon, the people of Montana are going to send him packing in November #CantComeSoonEnough #DefeatTester #mtsen #mtpol https://t.co/2ypffxH3Kt
— Matt Rosendale (@MattForMontana) April 29, 2018
“This was a disgraceful smear campaign by Jon Tester,” he tweeted. “I got news for Jon, the people of Montana are going to send him packing in November.”
Sen. Testor’s seat is one of the 10 most likely to flip in November, and it appears that his ill-timed partisan smear could backfire in the voting booth.