Former Obama officials are defending the White House doctor as he takes heat for saying Trump is in ‘excellent’ health

Dr. Ronny Jackson.

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Dr. Ronny Jackson.
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  • Ex-Obama administration officials stood up for White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson as he took heat over the results of President Donald Trump’s physical.
  • “Dr. Jackson is a phenomenal doctor and a really great guy,” tweeted Dan Pfeiffer, a former senior adviser to Obama. “He and his team took great care of all of us for many years.”

Former officials from President Barack Obama’s administration spoke up to defend White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson as he took heat over the results of President Donald Trump’s physical Tuesday.

Jackson came under fire for saying that Trump is in “excellent” health while some of the numbers provided by the White House in the summary of Trump’s physical told a different story. Meanwhile, a “girther” conspiracy over the height and weight numbers provided by Jackson about Trump quickly spread online.

But Jackson, who served as the White House physician since 2013, found allies in former Obama officials who called him a “saint” and “a phenomenal doctor.”

“Dr. Jackson is a phenomenal doctor and a really great guy,” tweeted Dan Pfeiffer, a former senior adviser to Obama. “He and his team took great care of all of us for many years.”

Others quickly joined in.