While disgraced former president Donald Trump and his most ardent acolytes (including some who are members of Congress), love to say that President Joe Biden is in poor health, the evidence would seem to suggest that Trump is the one who needs a medical intervention.
There have also been hints that Trump’s health may indeed be failing, with the one-term ex-president noting in an off-handed comment that he might not run in 2024 due to health complications.
In a 2022 interview with The Washington Post, Trump remarked:
NBC News notes that the comment drew plenty of interest and raised all sorts of questions about a man who is known to hedge the truth when it comes to any information regarding himself.
This offhand comment — one that apparently came as something of an afterthought toward the end of the interview — sent shock waves through the political establishment, because it was the first time that Trump, who has been notoriously secretive about sharing his health records with the public, seemed to admit that health issues might influence his decision to run. He has often been deliberately misleading and even dishonest about his health, and for him to proactively bring it up as a potential reason not to run in 2024 is something of a watershed moment.
Add to that something said by Rev. Franklin Graham, who told Axios:
And now we have a brand new video of Trump at his Mar-a-Lago golf resort that was posted on Twitter Sunday by Ron Filipkowski.
In the video, Trump looks incredibly obese, red-faced, and is moving slowly. He also appears to be having trouble breathing and can barely speak to acknowledge the reception from those who are in the room with him.
Granted, Trump has looked like a beached whale for years now, but he looks even heavier in this latest video, and he almost seems to be in a daze as he walks though the frame and mumbles to the supporters.
The video set off plenty of chatter on social media.