President Donald Trump outrageously insinuated that Democratic nominee Joe Biden has suffered a stroke after refuting speculation that he himself has suffered a series of mini-strokes.
Trump’s mysterious and unplanned trip to Walter Reed hospital last year has generated many theories, including drug use gone wrong and mini-strokes. But the speculation only heightened in recent days due to a passage in New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt’s new book about the incident.
“[I]n the hours leading up to Trump’s trip to the hospital, word went out in the West Wing for the vice president 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,” Schmidt wrote.
It’s usually major medical procedures that would need anesthesia, such as those having to do with the heart and brain and other major organs.
A stroke, therefore, would fit, especially since Trump has had trouble drinking water, walking down ramps, and sweeps his right leg at times when he is walking. Trump has also had clear cognitive issues.
In response to the speculation, Trump denied ever having a stroke, but also suggested Biden is the one who supposedly had a stroke.
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 knows nothing about Biden’s health. However, it should be pointed out that Biden’s medical history is more transparent than Trump’s. Biden did suffer aneurysms in 1988 that were treated. Biden made a full recovery and there are no signs that he is unfit to hold office. There are certainly no signs that Biden has suffered a stroke.
Twitter users responded to Trump’s post.
Remember the surprise Saturday ? “physical” at Walter Reed? https://t.co/l2kGTzhtOR
The dementia test he thought was an IQ test?
He keeps stumbling, slurring, can’t hold a glass.
— TRUMP IS THE VIRUS ? (@Blob_Fish2) September 1, 2020
You definitely don’t sound like you’re well pic.twitter.com/m87eU0ufQJ
— Icculus The Brave (@FirenzeMike) September 1, 2020
RELEASE your records from that visit
Wouldn’t that be easy?
— The Resistor Sister ♥️????? (@the_resistor) September 1, 2020
BULLSHIT. As a pathological liar, we know the truth is the OPPOSITE of whatever you say
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) September 1, 2020
Oh look, the guy that pushed the whole birther movement is afraid to release his medical records and tax returns.
— CB— (@ConservBlue2020) September 1, 2020
If the speculation about Trump’s health is wrong, he should prove it by releasing all of his medical records and allow every doctor and nurse who came into contact with him to speak. But he won’t.
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