Trump Freaks Out Over Rumor Of Sudden Hospital Visit For Stroke

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Last November, President Donald Trump was whisked away to Walter Reed Medical Center for an unannounced visit. The Trump administration has claimed that the visit was merely part of a routine check-up for the president, but, besides their general lack of credibility, the visit was not announced ahead of time, as is routine, and recent reporting reveals that Vice President Mike Pence was apparently on standby to temporarily assume the powers of the presidency in case Trump needed to be put under anesthesia. On Tuesday, Trump melted down on Twitter over the reporting about the episode, complaining that “they are trying to say that your favorite President, me… suffered a series of mini-strokes.” It’s unclear who exactly Trump is referring to, because a consensus is that something is wrong, not that he had “a series of mini-strokes” specifically.

He tweeted:

‘It never ends! Now they are trying to say that your favorite President, me, went to Walter Reed Medical Center, having suffered a series of mini-strokes. Never happened to THIS candidate – FAKE NEWS. Perhaps they are referring to another candidate from another Party!’

It’s unclear who even alleged that Trump had “a series of mini-strokes” in the first place. Where did he get that idea? Is a series of mini-strokes something that his doctors thought may have happened to him? There’s no evidence supporting Trump’s flippant suggestion that Joe Biden may have suffered strokes. It’s always amazing when folks try and characterize Biden as the candidate who is “weak” and struggles to stay on track, when Trump’s the guy who once publicly insisted that he’s “never understood wind,” among other greatest hits.

As MSNBC host Rachel Maddow put it this week, discussing the latest reporting about the Walter Reed visit:

‘Whatever it was, it was serious enough that the vice president was warned to be on standby [because] the president might have to be under general anesthesia, which would occasion Mike Pence having to temporarily become president. And to state the obvious, that is not something that happens when you go in for a segment of your physical. If you had to go under general anesthesia to have a physical, nobody would have an annual physical.’

On Tuesday, Trump also tweeted about a recent National Guard deployment in Wisconsin and efforts to restart college football.

Check out Twitter’s response below:

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