Democratic Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen warned on Wednesday that members of President Donald Trump’s inner circle will end up “sullied” like former White House physician Adm. Ronny Jackson — if they stick with the president for long.
Jackson served as White House physician under both Trump and former President Barack Obama, until Trump nominated him on March 28 for secretary of Veteran Affairs. The doctor withdrew his nomination on April 26, after Democratic Montana Sen. Jon Tester published a series of anonymous and uncorroborated allegations against Jackson.
In an appearance on CNN Wednesday, Cohen predicted Emmet Flood, a veteran lawyer who joined President Trump’s legal team on Wednesday, won’t last long. Cohen pointed to the short tenures of two former lawyers among Trump’s legal advisers, John Dowd and Ty Cobb.
“Nobody can stay around Donald Trump long who has a conscience and who has character and who believes in ethics. I think that’s probably why Dowd left; that’s why Ty Cobb left, and that’s why Mr. Flood’s time is limited,” Cohen said in an appearance on CNN.
“This man is an uncaring, unethical individual, who will bully anybody and takes borders and moves them down the field,” Cohen said.
“And anybody with character or conscience cannot stay attached to him, and if they do for long, they will be sullied and end up like Dr. Ronny Jackson, with a questionable period in their life when they had none up to that point.”
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