He slammed Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., who will run this year in a state Trump won by about 20 points. Tester, as the ranking member on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, had a role in going public with workplace misconduct allegations against the president’s pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, White House physician Ronny Jackson.
Though he denied the accusations, Jackson, a Navy rear admiral, eventually dropped out of consideration for the job. While several bipartisan senators shared concerns about the allegations against Jackson, Trump has publicly lambasted Tester over the events.
“Senate Democrats like Jon Tester. You saw what happened there. What he did to one of the finest people in our country. What he did to the admiral — what he did is a disgrace,” the president said Friday.
Trump also targeted Sens. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and Bob Casey, D-Pa., on Friday. Trump criticized the senators, who both face re-election fights this year, for voting against his immigration priorities.