In a column for the Washington Post, conservative Jennifer Rubin — who is no friend of Donald Trump — said the state of Donald Trump’s health should not be off-limits to the press and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden when it comes to the November election.
Following a weekend when there were serious concerns about the president after he hobbled down a ramp after struggling to raise a glass of water to his lips during an appearance at West Point, the columnist suggested the 74-year-old Trump’s possible “deteriorating health” deserves scrutiny.
“As a first-class narcissist, President Trump has insisted he is the healthiest president ever, as his former physician comically represented to the American people. In reality, signs of ill health and/or aging are becoming increasingly hard to ignore,” she wrote while also noting his mysterious trip to Walter Reed Hospital six months ago for a preliminary annual exam that has never been completed.
Calling Trump’s tweet that “The ramp that I descended after my West Point Commencement speech was very long & steep, had no handrail and, most importantly, was very slippery,” Rubin was more than a little skeptical.
“Anyone watching the address could see it was a sunny, dry day. Moreover, the general at his side seemed to have no trouble at all walking down the ramp,” she recalled before admitting that the White House may never come clean about the president’s health.
But that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be investigated, she insisted.
“Two things are clear, however. First, it is an entirely legitimate topic for the campaign,” she proposed. “The media should not relent in asking questions and demanding to speak with his doctors. Second, former vice president Joe Biden, a spry and fit 77-year-old, would be foolish not to mention it during the campaign. Trump increasingly seems like he is from another era, not someone who can make America great, but rather someone who never left the 1950s. His doddering appearance and faltering speech only add to the image of a man fading before our eyes.”
To do anything less, she added would put the country at risk should the president be re-elected.
You can read the whole piece here.
Trump ‘abruptly’ storms out of 60 Minutes interview and refuses to return: report
President Donald Trump was said to have "abruptly" ended an interview with 60 Minutes correspondent Leslie Stahl at the White House.
According to CNN correspondent Kaitlan Collins, the "drama" occurred on Tuesday afternoon.
"Apparently there was some drama while President Trump was taping his 60 Minutes interview today," Collins wrote on Twitter. "He abruptly ended his solo interview after around 45 minutes & did not return for a scheduled walk & talk he was supposed to tape with Pence, @abdallahcnn and I are told by sources."
Apparently there was some drama while President Trump was taping his 60 Minutes interview today. He abruptly ended his solo interview after around 45 minutes & did not return for a scheduled walk & talk he was supposed to tape with Pence, @abdallahcnn and I are told by sources.
Donald Trump Jr.: Biden already had a chance to ‘fix’ racism because Obama is Black
Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday argued that former Vice President Joe Biden should have solved racial tensions when there was an African-American president.
At a campaign event in Pennsylvania, the president's son responded after a member of the audience called Biden a "racist."
"Well, he is," Trump agreed. "He was best friends with every segregationist ever to walk the halls of Congress."
"But he's going to fix those issues now, right?" he added sarcastically. "Now he's going to fix racial tensions in America. Why did you wait 47 years, Joe? You know, if you really cared, if you thought it was something you were going to campaign on, maybe you would have utilized, I don't know, your 38 years in the United States Senate."
WATCH: Former Trump voters explain what sent them over the edge — and got them to back Biden
HuffPost reporter Daniel Marans talked with voters Tuesday outside the Luzerne County building in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, ahead of President Donald J. Trump's rally in the state. The line for early voting was about an hour long with most of the queue being held inside. Marans reported that, "People also have questions/requests. But you can drop off a pre-completed absentee ballot in the blue box."