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Ronny Jackson withdraws as VA Secretary nominee

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Ronny Jackson has withdrawn his nomination as President Trump's nominee for VA Secretary, calling the allegations against him of alcohol abuse and overprescription of medication "false and fabricated."

Why it matters: While Jackson's withdrawal rids the White House of one looming headache, it resets Trump's search for a new head of the executive branch's second-largest department back to square one. However, it seems that President Trump wasn't surprised by Jackson's decision, telling Fox & Friends during an interview this morning: "I even told him a day or two ago. I saw where this was going."