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Trump Forces WH Doctor to Declare Him ‘Healthy’ in Bizarre Statement, ‘The President Has Asked I Address…’

Donald Trump’s doctor, in an extraordinary official statement Tuesday, said that Trump has not experienced or been evaluated for a stroke, mini-stroke or heart-related emergencies.

The statement came hours after Trump claimed on Twitter that unnamed people are “trying to say that your favorite President, me, went to Walter Reed Medical Center, having suffered a series of mini-strokes.”

“Never happened to THIS candidate – FAKE NEWS,” Trump wrote in a tweet.

And when Trump goes out of his way to say that something NEVER HAPPENED…it’s usually code that the event definitely happened.

Trump’s tweet in turn, came shortly after FoxNews.com, the online sister of Fox News, published an article noting that Joe Lockhart, who had served as White House press secretary under President Bill Clinton, on Monday tweeted, “Did @realDonaldTrump have a stroke which he is hiding from the American public?”

Trump is an avid watcher of Fox News, watching hours of their programming daily.

Dr. Sean Conley, the president’s physician, said in the statement that Trump “has asked that I … address the recent public comments regarding his health.”

“I can confirm that President Trump has not experienced nor been evaluated for a cerebrovascular accident (stroke), transient ischemic attack (mini stroke), or any acute cardiovascular emergencies, as have been incorrectly reported in the media,” Conley said.

“The President remains healthy and I have no concerns about his ability to maintain the rigorous schedule ahead of him,” Conley said.

“As stated in my last report, I expect him to remain fit to execute the duties of the Presidency,” he added.

Something is going on, people.

Twitter doesn’t seem to believe the good doctor:

Lockhart’s tweet came on the heels of a report by CNN about a forthcoming book by New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt, which discusses the Walter Reed visit.

Schmidt wrote that he had learned “in the hours leading up to Trump’s trip to the hospital, word went out in the West Wing for the vice president Mike Pence to be on standby to take over the powers of the presidency temporarily if Trump had to undergo a procedure that would have required him to be anesthetized.”

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