President Donald Trump held a massive rally in Florida Tuesday night, and he talked about his visit to Walter Reed, which had a lot of media types wondering just what sort of emergency medical issue had forced Trump to visit the hospital.
At the rally, Trump claimed that the media reported that he had a heart attack, which caught the ear of a lot of people who took that as a confession that Trump actually did have a heart attack and was lying about it.
Here’s Jeremy Diamond of CNN:
Trump is currently lying to his supporters at his rally in Sunrise, Florida, claiming the media reported that he had "a massive, unbelievable heart attack." That did not happen.
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) November 27, 2019
And here’s Brian Stelter of CNN:
The "media" did not report that the president had a heart attack. This is an especially strange thing to lie about. https://t.co/I2PJcYdcVz
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 27, 2019
And here’s Mollie Hemingway with a screenshot from The Guardian (picked up by MSN) and a few links to CNN speculating about what “really” happened.
In fact, CNN ran multiple unhinged pieces on the matter, as did other media outlets. https://t.co/QFpSLDMW1v https://t.co/m4V7iUIKVv https://t.co/MRdECDPAqJ https://t.co/40zDSgnVen pic.twitter.com/QIZ6ZApEaq
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) November 27, 2019
Dr. Sanjay Gupta was all over it, as CNN refused to believe it was just a routine physical:
It was only after I questioned [White House physician Dr. Ronny] Jackson that he revealed the President had undergone the heart scan and scored 133, indicating that Trump had a common form of heart disease. According to the Mayo Clinic, “A score of 100 to 300 means moderate plaque deposits. It’s associated with a relatively high risk of heart attack or other heart disease over the next three to five years.”
So maybe the media didn’t report that he had a heart attack, but they sure did speculate a lot. Let’s agree that they didn’t say he had a “massive, unbelievable heart attack” (Trump does like to exaggerate), but the media certainly didn’t handle it responsibly.
The media would never make up claims about Trump having a heart attack, would they? pic.twitter.com/rKF1j5WLnF
— John/TheCitySquare (@johncitysq) November 27, 2019
But…. it did.
— EducatëdHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) November 27, 2019
How many articles were there on the verified heart attack of Senator Sanders?
— Trudy (@trudy_lecein) November 27, 2019
I think CNN is playing catch up on the Bernie Sanders massive heart attack!
— Roy MacLaren (@MacLarenRoy) November 27, 2019
but dont you DARE question Ruth Bader Ginsberg's health!
— Trajen (@Inat_Mivea) November 27, 2019
I don’t know how they explain him being up and around so well the same day and days following! 🤔. 🥴
— Judy Peroni (@Judithes) November 27, 2019
Tater gonna tate
— The Gipper (@TheGipper6) November 27, 2019
In fairness Stelter was wildly speculating the Trumps medical emergency could have been anything, and not specifically a heart attack, which is somehow more responsible. https://t.co/6zaNoTAy6g
— Jeff (@BewzNewznVewz) November 27, 2019
Yes they did report he had a ❤ attack. I remember. I was at a dance and was getting alerts on my phone. So did many of my friends. We stopped dancing and prayed for POTUS. We were really pissed when we found out the MSM yet lied again!
— Kim Steele (@RedeemedofHim) November 27, 2019
CNN's reporting has been so consistently unhinged that one wonders about the 9 people who still watch it.
— Ken Larsen (@BlackHillsKen) November 27, 2019
Thank you, Mollie … especially including the links to the CNN stories. Can the media be any more dishonest?
— AnnaV (@perchance99) November 27, 2019
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) November 27, 2019
I heard Erin Burette and her guest come up with a series of mini-strokes. They we talking back and forth. Really good journalism skills.
— Michael Martin (@dalipals_martin) November 27, 2019
Actually Humpty is correct. He put Media in quotes and CNN is not considered part of the “Media”. They are state run TV.
— THAT CALL WAS PERFECT (@god1_family2) November 27, 2019
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This is interesting; Rich Weinstein apparently violated Twitter’s rules against abuse and harassment by suggesting Stelter Google “Trump Heart Attack.”
Hey @Twitter @TwitterSupport Why are you restricting @phillyrich1 acct.? All he did was reply to @brianstelter tweet. How bizarre. @PolitiBunny @ScotsFyre @kerpen @KurtSchlichter @seanmdav @exjon pic.twitter.com/IRiVOBikOk
— Catherine Siena (@1catherinesiena) November 27, 2019
Targeted harassment? Seriously?
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) November 27, 2019
Stephanie Grisham rips the media over President Trump's visit to Walter Reed hospital https://t.co/RM40VNzkq6
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 18, 2019