A surprising report emerged over the weekend that President Trump visited Walter Reed Medical Center. An unplanned, visit such as this has brought the President’s health under particular scrutiny. Very little information has been released about the nature of this hospital visit, and the White House is eager to quell rumors of the President’s poor health.
— Jennifer 'pro-voting' Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) November 17, 2019
Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham has gone on the defense to assure the public that President Trump’s visit to Walter Reed was for “a quick exam and labs,” and that it was merely “an interim checkup.”
CNN reports the White House also has released a statement from the President’s physician, Dr. Sean Conley.
“Despite some speculation, the President has not had any chest pain, nor was he evaluated or treated for any urgent or acute issues,” Conley states in his memo.
EXACTLY! Thank you for helping me get the correct information out. Further speculation beyond the extensive & honest info I put out is wholly irresponsible & dangerous for the country. https://t.co/gl6XOxgbmL
— Kayleigh McEnany 45 Archived (@PressSec45) November 17, 2019
Trump took to Twitter to praise the physicians at Walter Reed, and assure everyone that his visit was “phase one” of his annual physical.
There is still significant skepticism about the accuracy of the White House’s statements. As NBC reported, there was no public visit on the official White House calendar whereas Trump’s two previous annual physicals were indeed on the calendar. Additionally, the President’s annual physical is not typically done in “phases.”
Trump’s medical visit continues to raise eyebrows, not only for the appearance of secrecy around the event but also the public knowledge of Trump’s health habits.
Trump’s love of fast food, particularly McDonald’s hamburgers has been well documented.
Clemson team steps up to chow down at WH fast food buffet. pic.twitter.com/HgIsKqVHDy
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 14, 2019