When Donald Trump was unexpectedly taken to Walter Reed Medical Center on Saturday, his White House inexplicably claimed that it was simply because he had decided to do part of his annual physical three months early. No one bought this absurd explanation, and it set off internet-wide speculation about whether he’d had a health emergency. Now Trump is completely changing his story.
Shortly after midnight, Donald Trump posted this tweet: “Visited a great family of a young man under major surgery at the amazing Walter Reed Medical Center. Those are truly some of the best doctors anywhere in the world. Also began phase one of my yearly physical. Everything very good (great!). Will complete next year.”
Wait, which one is it? Are we supposed to believe that Trump went to a military hospital to visit with a military family, and just decided to get part of his annual physical done three month early while he was there? Have any of you ever visited someone in the hospital, and then randomly decided to get some routine tests run for no reason while you were there? That’s not how anything works, even if you’re the president.
All this tweet does is cast even more suspicion on what really happened at Walter Reed. Donald Trump and his handlers are now acknowledging that the initial excuse is falling flat, so now they’re making up another excuse that doesn’t remotely fit with the first excuse. There is now even more reason to suspect that Trump had some kind of health scare and that he’s trying to hide it from the American people.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report