Trump Sparks Health Concerns After He’s Spotted With a Large Purple Bruise on His Hand
A viral photo that appeared on Twitter showed what appeared to be a large bruise on Donald Trump’s hand, sparking rumors about the president’s health.
Late last year, Trump was unexpectedly taken to Walter Reed Medical Center, and the White House went to extraordinary lengths to cover up the never-disclosed reason why. In the months since, Trump’s physical and cognitive health have been in visible decline during his various public appearances. It’s set off a firestorm about Trump’s mysterious health problems – and today that firestorm got bigger.
Just a few days ago, we watched as he dragged his leg during a trip to North Carolina.
This new photo showed a large discolored spot on the top of Trump’s left hand, just behind his thumb. It was not exactly clear what caused the discoloration, but many believed it looked like a bruise of unknown origin. The discoloration had not been seen earlier in the week during Trump’s public appearances — or at least was not apparent in video or pictures from his public appearances, including several press availabilities — leading many to believe that it was a new condition.
What is that on his hand pic.twitter.com/HdbDTcFeWe
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) August 2, 2020
Some speculated that the bruise could have been from an IV, saying it appeared similar to the discoloration that appears after receiving intravenous fluids.
Trump’s hand bruise resembles when a patient is on Coumadin or another blood thinner & gets a blood draw or IV. If so it’s more medical malpractice bc he has frontotemporal dementia & is surely falling. Blood thinners & falls are a bad combo as a cerebral hemorrhage could result pic.twitter.com/lB7RdlKsPh
— Tom Joseph (@TomJChicago) August 2, 2020
The bruise on Trump’s hand is in the same place where an IV is often inserted during hospital visits. This led to a rumor sweeping across Twitter that Trump had secretly gone to Walter Reed Medical Center today instead of the golf course. To be clear, we can’t find a single news outlet reporting on the supposed Walter Reed visit. Nonetheless, “Walter Reed” is now trending on Twitter.
Take a look:
Could Trump have made an unplanned visit to Walter Reed today?
Could that bruise on the back of his hand be from an IV?
Could he be slurring his words and have right sided weakness from a left sided stroke?
Do we have actual proof?
Do we need it?
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) August 2, 2020
It’s being reported Trump went to Walter Reed today. In photos, he’s again holding stack of papers in right hand.
DID he go to Reed today? And is there any additional reporting on Trump health? pic.twitter.com/sQiWiDSoWK
— David Dodson (@🏠) (@davaldod) August 2, 2020
No need to worry about Trump's hand. He only went to Walter Reed to get an injection of Demon Semen. pic.twitter.com/0nREEHCocL
— Nita Cosby (@5_2blue) August 2, 2020
so, an obese 74-year-old who never exercises and lives on a diet of amphetamines and junk food makes ANOTHER unscheduled visit to Walter Reed Hospital on a Saturday afternoon because [checks notes] everything is fine and could you please stop asking questions? ok, that checks out
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) August 2, 2020
I often ponder this: does Trump have a plasma boy from whom he is getting anti-body transfusions? And when tomorrow rolls around will news media report Trump did make a trip to Walter Reed Saturday? You see that he wants to accept the nomination with no press inside. Hmmm…
— Barbara Malmet (@B52Malmet) August 2, 2020
Many people are saying that Trump went to the hospital at Walter Reed today and the bruise on his hand is from an IV. pic.twitter.com/nPcP71dfcy
— Travis Allen 🇺🇸 (@TravisAllen02) August 2, 2020
If he really was coming back from a procedure at Walter Reed today, I wonder if the discoloration of the back of his right hand could have been caused by an IV? https://t.co/TiMkvl9I50
— Tim Hogan (@TimInHonolulu) August 2, 2020
Again, there is no actual news that Trump went to Walter Reed…it’s a rumor. The only thing we know for sure is that Trump went golfing at his Virgina golf club Saturday morning. The press pool also followed him back to the White House.
WATCH: President Trump golfs on Saturday at his Virginia golf club. pic.twitter.com/B8U9F4LasV
— The Hill (@thehill) August 1, 2020