It’s come to this. . .
In order to quell suspicion from the media regarding President Trump’s weekend visit to Walter Reed hospital as part of his annual checkup, the White House released this doctor’s note confirming “the President has not had any chest pain, nor was he evaluated or treated for any urgent or acute issues.” Also, “he did not undergo any specialized cardiac or neurological evaluations” and the secrecy of the trip was due to “scheduling uncertainties”:
Memorandum from the President’s Physician pic.twitter.com/yzkjqCBBHc
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) November 19, 2019
Now can the “President’s health” rumor mill please grind to a halt? No one had any info on his health prior to this statement due to HIPAA and if they said they did, they were lying! Our robust President Trump is ready for the #Trump2020Landslide!
— Linda Suhler, PhD (@LindaSuhler) November 19, 2019
So, he’s getting healthier? Good to know!
Trump’s cholesterol appears to be improving as he stays in office: from 223 in 2018 to 196 in Feb. 2019 to 165 now. He is on Crestor so that may explain the progression. https://t.co/d1uNYpWkmU
— Sam Stein (@samstein) November 19, 2019
Of course, this still isn’t good enough:
So not so much an annual physical anymore as “regular, primary preventative care” that required an unscheduled trip to the hospital rather than being handled at the White House Medical Unit https://t.co/rzgZn7En5R
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) November 19, 2019
This is a really weird, defensive statement. The first sentence alone has roughly four synonyms for “routine.” It then tells us all the medical problems Trump is definitely not having. It’s a good thing this White House has developed a reputation for honesty and transparency. https://t.co/eRXRQZHRz1
— Seth Masket (@smotus) November 19, 2019
routine, planned unscheduled care https://t.co/D6G7clSiSn
— Tim Dickinson (@7im) November 19, 2019
They are freaking shameless in their lies. https://t.co/Brdn4MYTgY
— Ellen Hopkins (@EllenHopkinsLit) November 19, 2019