Trump discards David Shulkin as veterans affairs secretary and nominates physician to replace him

The Guardian: Donald Trump announced in a Tweet on Wednesday that he was nominating White House physician Ronny Jackson to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Jackson will replace David Shulkin who has long faced criticism after controversy over his taxpayer-funded travel on a trip to Europe, during which he accepted tickets to the Wimbledon tennis championships.

Shulkin, who was the only Trump cabinet nominee to be unanimously confirmed by the Senate, had previously served in the Obama Adminstration as the number two at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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