The visit to Walter Reed Hospital by Trump on Saturday did not follow the routine or protocol for VIP visits for regular physicals.
President Donald Trump’s visit to Walter Reed on Saturday did not follow the protocol of a routine presidential medical exam, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Medical staff at Walter Reed did not get a staff-wide notice about a presidential visit to the medical center in Bethesda, Maryland, ahead of Trump’s arrival, according to that source.
A separate source familiar with the situation described Trump’s visit as “abnormal,” but added that Trump, 73, appeared to be in good health late Friday.
Trump’s unannounced trip to the hospital for tests was unprecedented in recent presidential history. Presidents don’t go to Walter Reed in a secret manner for routine tests and physicals. On a day when Trump is usually at the golf course, he was at the hospital. The president can have the standard physical done in the White House, and it Trump was going for his regular exam, why didn’t he do the whole thing while he was there?
There is no sense in pushing baseless conspiracies, but it is important to note that the White House and before it the campaign has a history of lying about Trump’s health. The White House has never told the truth when asked about Trump’s health.
The facts are that Trump’s visit to Walter Reed was abnormal, and the White House has not provided details for why the president was there. An administration that is continually covering up appears to be hiding information about Trump’s health.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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