Trump super PAC says Tester ‘spread false information’ on Jackson in new ad

A pro-Trump super PAC is going after Sen. Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterPoll: McConnell is most unpopular senator Trump nominees meet fiercest opposition from Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand The Hill's 12:30 Report: Pelosi looks to squash fight with progressives MORE (D-Mont.) for revealing allegations that led to the withdrawal of Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President TrumpDonald John TrumpChelsea Clinton announces birth of third child Ukrainian officials and Giuliani are sharing back-channel campaign information: report Trump attacks 'the Squad' as 'racist group of troublemakers' MORE's pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). 

"In Montana, we value integrity and support our president," a narrator says in the ad from the America First Action super PAC. "But Jon Tester spread false information about a respected Navy admiral, helping D.C. Democrats derail President Trump’s Veterans Affairs nominee."

"Jon Tester's been part of the D.C. swamp for far too long. He's betrayed our trust, our veterans and our president," it continues, ripping Tester as "disgraceful" and "dishonest."


Trump has lashed out at Tester in recent days after Jackson withdrew his nomination amid a series of allegations ranging from drinking on the job to overprescribing drugs. 

The White House said on Tuesday that Jackson was no longer serving in his previous role as the president's personal physician, but remained an active-duty Navy doctor assigned to the White House.

The White House and Jackson have denied the allegations, and Trump has accused Tester, the top Democrat on the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, of spreading false information to take down his VA pick. 

In a campaign-style rally in Michigan last Saturday, Trump suggested that he had dirt on Tester that would upend the senator's 2018 reelection bid.

"Tester started throwing out things that he’s heard. Well I know things about Tester that I could say too," Trump said. "And if I said them, he’d never be elected again."

Tester is facing reelection this year in a state Trump won in 2016 by 20 points.