Chris Wallace is praising Donald Trump for…well, this really, per The New York Times’ Trip Gabriel:
Breaking: Trump's cholesterol was once high but now he has no health issues. Per the authority of an audience member at Oz event. @media2016
— Trip Gabriel (@tripgabriel) September 14, 2016
Yes, an audience member says Trump has no health issues. That’s on at least as reliable authority as what Kurt Eichenwald calls “the same bizarro “took 5 minutes” letter he released before.”
Transparency from Trump. No, no matter how many lies Chris Wallace spins for Fox News’ virtual reality fans.
Watch courtesy of Media Matters for America:
SANDRA SMITH (HOST): Chris, what is the state of the campaign when one candidate is at home resting after she says she was diagnosed with pneumonia and the other is releasing his medical records to Dr. Oz? It’s an amazing moment 55 days out from the election day.
CHRIS WALLACE: Well, I was just thinking, Sandra, that it’s almost like in addition to all the other health issues, the two candidates have had a personality transplant because here you have Hillary Clinton sending out 20 tweets, she and her campaign, 20 tweets in one hour –sounds like Trump, and Trump is disclosing medical records on Dr. Oz being transparent the day after he announced a big new proposal for a big government spending program on paid maternity leave, so it’s almost like they, as I say, they’ve switched identities here.
SMITH: It’s unbelievable. And you wonder what kind of pressure this is going to put on Hillary Clinton and her camp to release more of her medical history because according to Dr. Oz, in a just-issued press release, he went through a full review of Trump’s systems, and they laundry-listed nervous system, head and neck, hormone levels, cardiovascular health. I mean, obviously a lot of people are going to tune in to see that and how that all went. His doctor’s saying he is healthy and fit to be president, but Hillary Clinton, we’re still waiting, they are promising that we will see more of her medical history later on this week.
WALLACE: Well, to be fair, she had been a lot more transparent up til now than Donald Trump had. As you remember, he had his gastroenterologist send a, I think, a two-paragraph note while the limousine was waiting outside said that Trump was going to be the healthiest, most extraordinarily healthy president in history, but at this point, the health transparency gap now works in Trump’s favor because of the Dr. Oz incident. So she’s going to have to go on some reality TV show and release all of her results — no, seriously speaking, she is going to have to be more forthcoming particularly after this health scare over the weekend.
Wallace’s claim that “at this point, the health transparency gap now works in Trump’s favor because of the Dr. Oz incident,” is nothing short of laughable. Trump revealed nothing about his health. He hadn’t revealed anything before, with the note no doctor ever wrote, and he hasn’t revealed anything now, with the same non-information.
No, we don’t know anything about Donald Trump’s health, and nothing in this ongoing charade is doing anything to enlighten us.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.