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Oddly Edited Video Of Trump Gives Rise To Theories His Illness Is Much Worse Than Suspected

The White House is in full spin mode, trying desperately to assure Americans that while President Donald Trump remains at Walter Reed Medical Center, he’s doing much better and continuing to perform his duties as leader of the free world.

But the “evidence” the administration is providing to bolster their case that all is well continues to fall apart as Trump’s doctors backtrack, contradict themselves, and look more like the cast of a sitcom set in a hospital than medical professionals entrusted with the already fragile health of a 74-year-old man with preexisting conditions.

The administration’s latest gambit to send a message that all is well was a video of Trump at Walter Reed, sitting at a desk and looking into the camera as he proclaimed:

“I came here, I wasn’t feeling so well, I feel much better now. We’re working hard to get me back. I have to get all the way back because we still have to make America great again.

“So many things are happening. If you look at the therapeutics, which I’m taking right now — some of them and others that are coming out soon that are looking like, frankly they’re miracles, if you want to know the truth. People criticize me when I say that, but we have things happening that look like they’re miracles coming down from God. So, I just want to tell you that I’m starting to feel good.

Just one problem with that video: The odd editing of it, which caught the eye of many and led to speculation that it had been chopped up and reassembled to hide the fact the president had started coughing in the middle of what he was saying, according to Yahoo News:

“At one point, Mr. Trump says, ‘if you look at the therapeutics – which I’m taking right now, some of them.’ The US President appears to pause briefly and either hiccup or cough mid-sentence.

“But viewers have speculated this part was cut out.”

And then there’s the photos of Trump “working” on some papers in front of him on the desk. Could those possibly be any faker?

Here’s one Ivanka Trump tweeted out:

 

That didn’t go over well with many on social media, either:

 

While it’s certainly true that Donald Trump, just like any American, is entitled to some level of privacy when it comes to his health and medical matters, we might not be quite so suspicious if he wasn’t known for being a pathological liar and if those around him weren’t trying so hard to shovel out bullshit instead of simple facts.

 

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Pence Was Set To Take Over As POTUS After Trump Had A Medical Emergency In 2019: New Book

In November of last year, President Donald Trump was suddenly rushed to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the middle of the night. He was reportedly having a medical emergency, and the issue was serious enough to alert Vice President Mike Pence that he needed to be ready to take over immediately if the president was placed under general anesthesia.


This startling revelation comes via the new book from Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Michael Schmidt of the New York Times. According to Gabriel Debenedetti, who has read the book and wrote a review for the Times, there were some tense moments when Trump was taken to the hospital so suddenly:

“Describing Trump’s unexpected November 2019 visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, he reports the White House wanted Mike Pence ‘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.’ (The vice president never had to take this step.)”


What exactly was Trump’s medical emergency? According to reporter Don Winslow, a White House insider has told him that the president has suffered a “series” of “mini-strokes” since taking office. He shared that information on Twitter in August:

And now we can also consider an excerpt from a forthcoming book written by noted journalist Seth Abramson, who provides new details regarding Trump’s unexpected visit to Walter Reed:

“On November 16, 2019, as President Trump is exhibiting cold-like symptoms, he is unexpectedly—and without any explanation to the public, either at the time or since—rushed to a U.S. military hospital, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

“Even the president’s attire for his unscheduled November 16 hospital visit is unusual, with HuffPost noting that ‘the president normally wears a suit and tie for most events, including visits to Walter Reed, but that Saturday [November 16] he wore an open-collared shirt and jacket as he climbed into the SUV, carrying a thick packet of papers under one arm.'”


Abramson then adds this interesting footnote:

“Not only were medical staff at Walter Reed ‘not given advance notice’ that the president would be coming to the facility, but Trump’s visit was ‘followed by a multi-day absence from the public eye.”

Now more than ever, the American public needs to see Donald Trump’s full medical record. It’s the only way we can make an informed decision regarding his fitness for the office.