Twitchy has already told you about “girthers” — those who question Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson’s proclamation that President Trump weighs 239 lbs. (An NBC News reporter wondered if Trump would agree to a public weigh-in to prove it.)
And then there’s Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank, who isn’t sure he believes anything that Jackson had to say during Tuesday’s presser.
Opinion: Is Trump’s doctor okay? https://t.co/P9O860QQi9
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 17, 2018
“Jackson has been a well-regarded doctor,” Milbank writes. “But since finding himself in Trump’s orbit, he has adopted the hyperbolic style and excessive flattery of the boss that we see in other, previously respectable members of Trump’s court.”
That’s a little obtuse … is he saying Jackson was lying about Trump’s health, or not?
Rather than rely on the word of the doctor who actually gave President Trump his physical, Milbank preferred instead to consult Bandy X. Lee, the editor of “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump” and assistant psychiatry professor from Yale who has never met him but would like Trump confined and given a psychological evaluation; that is, if it wouldn’t look so much like a violent coup (she despises violence, see).
Hey, look, it’s conservative blogger Jennifer Rubin.
She said the test, though useful for detecting Alzheimer’s and the like, indicates little about “his high functioning, his frontal-lobe functioning, that we’re questioning.” <– THIS https://t.co/t4Y6lExfb7
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) January 18, 2018
Milbank’s readers saw no problem with him consulting Lee and blowing off Jackson as a Trump sychophant … or worse.
"Jackson has been a well-regarded doctor. But since finding himself in Trump’s orbit, he has adopted the hyperbolic style and excessive flattery of the boss that we see in other, previously respectable members of Trump’s court."
"What makes them trash their dignity?" https://t.co/cjuspA49KC
— ?Robin? (@blue_robin17) January 18, 2018
Trump seems to have that effect on most everyone who comes into contact with him. I understand that military can be ordered to lie for their Commander in Chief. Not entirely sure if it's true, but it would explain why he lied about Trump's height, weight and heart disease. https://t.co/gDMMjElxym
— Danika Dragomir (@NikaDragomira) January 17, 2018
I'm guessing the dear doctor partied on an overseas deployment with a few hookers with leaky bladders and Putin owns those tapes too! https://t.co/MFerjgloxJ
— Justin Thyme✊ (@JustinThyme_HP) January 18, 2018
Trump has heart disease
They lied about his weight
They lied about previous scans until called out on it. https://t.co/IkLBQH4oLx
— WeThePeople???? (@PrincessBravato) January 17, 2018
I thought he acted nervous answering questions. Was he intimidated or threatened by The Bully? Paid off?
When is it proper to administer lie detector tests?!! https://t.co/s3emNTrQYa
— Stevie Cat (@melinda_lu18) January 18, 2018
He is an Admiral in the USN . I would call his lies to the American public close to treason . https://t.co/eO2RUnnNwE
— Wilson (@ieatmydogsfood) January 18, 2018
This doctor was speaking under orders. The WH likely cited national security. Under orders a Dr is not going score 10 of 30 on a basic test. https://t.co/NegCYRrtFa
— Dale Wolf, Engineer, pt Corgi Trainer (@dewolf732) January 18, 2018
The good admiral followed orders and said what he was told to say. We can't have an official diagnosis that the president is incompetent. https://t.co/9mpGeBzCSk
— Victoria Camron (@VCamron_writer) January 18, 2018
When Dr. Ronny said that if Trump had had a better diet over the last 20 years, he could live to be 200 – – – you don't think that's a bit STRANGE for an M.D. to say??? https://t.co/YQiLMgO37J
— Donna Bamber (@BamberDonna) January 17, 2018
I agree. No one lives to 200 and it was all so over the top. In addition, the Dr. looked to be under DURESS! https://t.co/06XGAK3Y8h
— KLIGGETTONI (@KLIGGETTONI) January 18, 2018
Was he made an offer he couldn't refuse? https://t.co/FHWTYtGWS7
— Are We All Asleep ? (@demindblower) January 18, 2018
I honestly wonder if he was blackmailed. https://t.co/nERDn7NKwQ
— Erin (@doopergirl) January 18, 2018
Dr. Ronny Jackson, please blink twice if your family is safe. https://t.co/tr1oODl8n7
— Albert Abercrombie the Earl of Aldersney (@Parsimmon) January 17, 2018
No he’s guzzling the juice https://t.co/W7frJK57Im
— Sinny ???? (@Sinny777) January 18, 2018
He probably goes to bed at night kneeling before a statue of trump and beating off to it while he salutes it! https://t.co/zyx03SUOcN
— Jim Sluder (@jimsluder) January 18, 2018
I expected few details b/c thought navy doc would refuse to mischaracterize the outcome. Good genes? That sounds like mr eugenics himself worked that in. I have to ask why trump would agree to be seen by a ‘deep state’ doc unless he knew there’d be some cooperation? https://t.co/QFc51MU1tD
— LabGeek (@LabGeekGirl) January 18, 2018
This right here is the question of the hour. Because we already know that Trump’s obsession with “incredibly good genes” is a key part of his racist worldview. https://t.co/wOJhAPSJcc
— Annette Licitra (@AnnetteLicitra) January 18, 2018
Can’t wait for next week’s column.
Old and busted: Is Trump okay?
New Bullshit: Is Trump's doctor okay?
I'm done. Fuck everyone. https://t.co/KipeZZD448
— Brian O'Neill (@NYC__Native) January 17, 2018