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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.
It never ends! Now they 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. Perhaps they are referring to another candidate from another Party!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1, 2020
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.
White House statement from Dr. Sean P. Conley, Physician to the President: pic.twitter.com/9ty3n4pM3x
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) September 1, 2020
Something is going on, people.
Twitter doesn’t seem to believe the good doctor:
Dr. Conley: Trump is 230 pounds of muscle
Also Dr. Conley: Trump did not have a series of mini strokes
— Baligubadle (@Baligubadle1) September 1, 2020
Reporters should ask Dr. Conley, on the record, the purpose of Trump’s unusual visit to Walter Reed Hospital. https://t.co/1Dzbs7zlnl
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) September 1, 2020
The @WhiteHouse has issued a statement on @realDonaldTrump health. Dr Sean P. Conley, Physician to the President is the same man that gave #Trump a clean bill of health despite Trump being morbidly obese & having incontinence problems. #TrumpStroke pic.twitter.com/9gjwt7zesn
— MI6 Rogue △ (@mi6rogue) September 1, 2020
Dr. Sean Conley, alleged doctor to the alleged president, reports that Trump's health has improved dramatically now that there's a brief delay in his having to turn over his tax returns to N.Y. prosecutors. pic.twitter.com/FYxRpCCY7O
— Dean Gloster (@deangloster) September 1, 2020
We all saw the deathly looks on the faces of Sean P. Conley, D.O. and the @SecretService in Nov 2019 as Trump was rushed to Walter Reed for 'Phase One' of his emergency annual physical
— Bad Fox Graphics (@BadFoxGraphics) September 1, 2020
I repeat: “Dr. Conley says Trump instructed him to do this.” https://t.co/JRa5odH4qn
— 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸Susan C🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@SusanoftheLanes) September 1, 2020
We all witnessed Trump almost falling on Friday. We all saw him take baby steps on the ramp at West Point and have trouble drinking a glass of water. He is obviously not "healthy." Conley has no credibility. https://t.co/0UNZz95AdI
— anne cunningham (@queencityac) September 1, 2020
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.”