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Date TimeApril 27, 2018
VoiceTrump: The way Ronny Jackson was treated is "a disgrace"
President Donald Trump defended his now former VA nominee Dr. Ronny Jackson, saying the way he was treated is a "disgrace."
Jackson withdrew his nomination to lead the VA yesterday. His nomination was hampered by a flurry of allegations about Jackson's professional conduct.
Here's what Trump thinks about all that:
"Ronny Jackson — admiral, doctor — is one of the finest men that I’ve met over the long period of time. Washington can be a very mean place. You don’t know about that, chancellor. A nasty place. The false accusations that were made about him by Sen. Tester from a great state, I don’t think that state is going to put up with it. These were false accusations about a great man, about a man who has a son who is a top student at Annapolis."
He continued: "To make statements of things that most people said never happened, never even happened, calling him names was, to me, a disgrace, an absolute disgrace."
Trump: "We have many people" who want VA job
Dr. Ronny Jackson, Trump's pick to the lead the Veterans Affairs agency, withdrew his nomination following allegations about his conduct.
Today, Trump was asked if he had any other people in mind to fill the position.
He said a lot of people want the job, some of them are "excellent" and others are "very political."
"We have many people that want that job," he said. "We're very proud of the job we've done for the veterans."
Trump feels responsibility to bring peace to Korean peninsula
President Trump said he believes he is responsible for improving the relationship between North and South Korea.
"I think I have a responsibility. I think other presidents should have done it. I think the responsibility has fallen on the shoulders of the president of the United States. I think I have a responsibility to see if I can do it," he said.
And if I can't do it, it will be a very tough time for a lot of countries and a lot of people. It certainly is something that I hope I can do for the world. This is beyond the United States. This is a world problem and it's something I hope I'm able to do for the world."

Trump says relationship with North Korea has "changed very radically" since name-calling days
President Trump said tUS relations with North Korea have changed "very radically" in recent months, pointing to his previous insult exchanges with North Korean Kim Jong Un.
"We have a very good working relationship. We’re setting up a meeting. Things have changed very radically from a few months ago. You know, the name calling and a lot of other things," Trump said.
Last year, when speaking at the UN, Trump called Kim "Little Rocket Man." Kim, in response, had called Trump a "dotard" and a "destroyer."
Trump said a previous administration should have handled the North Korea situation.
"This should have been handled a long time ago, not now. This should not have been left for me to handle. But we will handle it. We’re handling it well," he said.


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