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Trump at risk of a ‘serious cardiovascular event’: Former Cheney cardiologist calls for independent investigation of president’s health

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Jonathan Reiner, the longtime cardiologist of former Vice President Dick Cheney, was on CNN’s ‘Out Front With Erin Burnett‘ Friday evening and the doctor called for an independent group to investigate Trump’s health.

“I think the time is now to create an independent [group] to assess the fitness of the president and vice-president,” he said.

“Imagine if the person who examined your pilot worked for your pilot….we depend on people in key positions having independent medical exams,” Reiner continued.

“He is not moving in the right direction,” he said regarding Trump’s general health in the wake of a newly released annual Presidential checkup. “The president’s weight has gone up, his cholesterol hasn’t gone down. We know he has coronary disease and he is on a train going to a destination that he does not want to arrive at. If you don’t treat these risk factors like high cholesterol and you don’t reduce elevated weight and you don’t do exercise, you are really increasing your risk of having a heart attack. I calculated the president’s risk of having a serious cardiovascular event — it’s 17 %.”

When host of Outfront, Erin Burnett asked if that was high, the doctor answered in the affirmative.

“That’s super high,” he noted, adding: “To turn that around, the president needs to get moving, lose some weight, really drop the carbs in his diet and get his cholesterol way down. It would be good to see him moving in a different direction than he seems to have gone over the last year.”

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Trump introduced his family at his official campaign kickoff — including ‘my late brother Fred, Jr’

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President Donald Trump introduced a long-deceased sibling moments after officially announcing his re-election bid during a campaign rally in Orlando, Florida.

"And I am profoundly thankful to my family, I have a great family. Melania, Don, Ivanka, Eric, Tiffany, baron, Lara, Jared, Robert, Marianne, Elizabeth and my late brother, Fred, Jr." Trump said.

Fred, Jr. was Trump's older brother and died of a heart attack almost four decades ago, passing in 1981.

"In a telephone interview last week, Mr. Trump said he had learned by watching his brother how bad choices could drag down even those who seemed destined to rise," The New York Times reported in 2016. Seeing his brother suffering led him to avoid ever trying alcohol or cigarettes, he said."

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‘We have been under siege’: Trump falsely claims he has been ‘violently’ attacked by his critics

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President Donald Trump claimed to be the victim of "violence" during his official campaign kickoff in Orlando, Florida.

"Many times I said we would drain the swamp and that’s exactly what we are doing right now. We are draining the swamp," Trump claimed, despite having the most scandal-plagued administration in American history.

"And that is why the swamp is fighting back so viciously and violently," Trump argued.

"For the last two and a half years we have been under siege and with the Mueller report we want and now they want a do-over. They want a do-over," he repeated.

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders lied ‘proudly and with impunity’ because she was raised to be ‘impervious to reason’: WH reporter

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Outgoing White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was blasted by a White House correspondent for her brazen lying from the White House podium.

"Sarah Sanders is a true believer. Conditioned by an upbringing rooted in Christian rhetoric that's impervious to reason, she views the world through a lens in which everything exists in absolutes," Playboy magazine White House correspondent Brian Karem wrote.

Her father, Mike Huckabee, is an Evangelical pastor who served as the Republican governor of Arkansas prior to unsuccessful presidential bids.

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