By Joe Hoft
Published January 25, 2021 at 5:30pm
Joe Biden has replaced President Trump’s doctor in the White House. This unusual move goes against past practices. Hmmm… why would Biden do this?
Joe Biden is replacing the President’s doctor in the White House. Hot Air reports:
The position of White House physician is not normally one in the spotlight. We don’t live in normal times, though, so the replacement of Dr. Sean Conley, the White House physician during the Trump administration with President Biden’s choice is news. Biden is bringing in his personal physician, Dr. Kevin O’Connor.
O’Connor is no stranger to working in the White House. He was Biden’s physician throughout the Obama administration and continued to count Joe Biden as a patient after Biden left the White House. Dr. O’Connor recently treated Biden when he fractured his ankle chasing his dog. The reason this is a story today is that the personnel change is being used to dunk on Trump. Because, of course.
It is unusual that an incoming president brings in a new doctor. Most White House physicians serve more than one presidential administration, as a matter of fact. But during the Trump administration, Dr. Ronny Jackson, who joined the White House Medical Unit in the mid-2000s under George W. Bush, and served as Physician to the President from 2013 to 2018 under Barack Obama and Donald Trump, became a lightning rod for partisan attacks. Trump nominated Jackson to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs to succeed David Shulkin.