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MSNBC Host: White House Doctor Is a ‘Political Hack’

The MSNBC host is angry that President Trump is healthy, questioning the integrity of a Rear Admiral of the U.S. Navy.

By NTK Staff | 01.18.2018 @11:16am

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough expressed frustration that Presidential Physician Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson determined that President Trump is in “excellent” health, calling the esteemed doctor a “political hack” on his show on Thursday.

Giving a dramatic reading to a similar argument from Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank, Scarborough expounded on his view of Trump’s health (Scarborough is not a doctor).

“I’m sure this guy is a great guy, great physician, blah, blah blah,” he hedged sarcastically.

The MSNBC host criticized Jackson’s “Trumpian” tone and insinuated he would lie due to the supposedly untruthful nature of the Trump administration.

Scarborough questioned the president’s weight and mental state, declaring the he believed there was no way Trump weighed 239 pounds and that the cognitive exam was insufficient.

Co-host Willie Geist pushed back on his colleague’s bloviating a bit, defending Jackson as a “real doctor.”

Scarborough, undeterred, claimed he was not questioning Jackson’s integrity, and then he immediately proceeded to question Jackson’s integrity. “His words are not the words of a physician, they’re the words of a political hack,” he yelled at his panel.

Prior to the physician’s press conference on Tuesday, Obama administration officials defended the professionalism and skill of Dr. Jackson:

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