President Trump announced another firing from his administration, and he used his Twitter account once again to make the revelation.
Here's who he fired
Trump said that he would be replacing Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Schulkin with Dr. Ronny Jackson, who is currently the White House physician.
I am pleased to announce that I intend to nominate highly respected Admiral Ronny L. Jackson, MD, as the new Secret… https://t.co/YiQiyG8Xi2— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1522272668.0
"I am pleased to announce that I intend to nominate highly respected Admiral Ronny L. Jackson, MD, as the new Secretary of Veterans Affairs," he said in one tweet.
"In the interim, Hon. Robert Wilkie of DOD will serve as Acting Secretary," he added. "I am thankful for Dr. David Shulkin’s service to our country and to our GREAT VETERANS!"
....In the interim, Hon. Robert Wilkie of DOD will serve as Acting Secretary. I am thankful for Dr. David Shulkin’s service to our country and to our GREAT VETERANS!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2018
The White House released a further statement from the president about the changes to his cabinet.
“I am proud to nominate Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson M.D. as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs," Trump said in the statement. "Admiral Jackson is highly trained and qualified and as a service member himself, he has seen firsthand the tremendous sacrifice our veterans make and has a deep appreciation for the debt our great country owes them."
"I appreciate the work of Dr. David Shulkin and the many great things we did together at Veterans Affairs," Trump added. "He has been a great supporter of veterans across the country and I am grateful for his service.”
David Shulkin had the position at Veterans Affairs since February of 2017 after Trump nominated him to the position in January. He was the first non-veteran to serve as the secretary of the VA.
Admiral Jackson was more recently introduced to the public when he spoke to the media about the president's medical checkup as the White House physician in January.
Pres nominating his WH physician to be V.A. Secretary. It was Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, MD, who reported Jan 16 o… https://t.co/RekJdWFzQ0— Mark Knoller (@Mark Knoller)1522273237.0
Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) congratulated Jackson from their social media accounts:
Congrats to Admiral Ronny Jackson, MD. Thank you Dr. David Shulkin for your dedication and service to helping our veterans.— Vice President Mike Pence (@Vice President Mike Pence)1522275467.0
If there ever was a homerun pick, Admiral Jackson fits the bill – combat surgeon, career military officer who loves… https://t.co/5DHjerYfo4— Lindsey Graham (@Lindsey Graham)1522276208.0
"If there ever was a homerun pick, Admiral Jackson fits the bill," said Graham, "combat surgeon, career military officer who loves his country and will provide the highest quality health care and services to our wonderful veterans."