New revelations about President Donald Trump's secret trip to Walter Reed Medical Center last year are coming to light, after the White House at the time tried to claim what appeared to be an emergency visit was merely Trump getting ahead of his annual physical, by months. A new book by the New York Times' Michael Schmidt reveals that White House officials were so worried Vice President Mike Pence was summoned and placed on standby should the President have become incapacitated due to being anesthetized.
Trump is clearly agitated over the renewed coverage, and insisting his trip to the hospital was not because he "suffered a series of mini-strokes" – while neglecting to say what the trip was for.
And as usual, he tries to blame his weaknesses on Joe Biden.
It never ends! Now they are trying to say that your favorite President, me, went to Walter Reed Medical Center, hav… https://t.co/2TUkpYrGwe— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1598972665.0
Strangely, no news reports about Schmidt's book mention a series of mini-strokes. The most recent news report about Trump and mini strokes came one month ago, in The Inquisitor, citing this tweet from author and anti-Trump activist Don Winslow.
One of the benefits of making videos that garner 5 million+ views is that you hear from a lot of people, including… https://t.co/BerAPjOvi8— Don Winslow (@Don Winslow)1596317980.0
It would seem perhaps Trump has cause for concern.
I'm not the stroke victim, you're the stroke victim. https://t.co/bqjOkAAssF— Sam Rosenfeld (@Sam Rosenfeld)1598973424.0
Donald Trump is secretly writing @ProjectLincoln's ads. That's the only logical explanation I have for this tweet. https://t.co/zm1n8ISLKK— Noah Shachtman (@Noah Shachtman)1598973478.0
my "I did not go to the hospital due to a series of mini-strokes" shirt has a lot of people asking questions alread… https://t.co/bRW8Fo7B9R— Kevin Bird (@Kevin Bird)1598973250.0
Trump is talking about Michael Schmidt's new book, which reported that Pence was on "standby" during Trump's unanno… https://t.co/FxUBpVQU6i— Christian Datoc (@Christian Datoc)1598973371.0
He is always telling on himself. https://t.co/P1wOjMn3zX— Jennifer Hayden (@Jennifer Hayden)1598973580.0
The orange man doth protest too much, methinks. Let's settle it. Just show your medical records from that fateful… https://t.co/tFvI509aVj— Russell Drew (@Russell Drew)1598973527.0
"My 'I never went to Walter Reed Medical Center because I suffered a series of ministrokes' t-shirt has a lot of pe… https://t.co/KnK9vct0pN— Will Stancil (@Will Stancil)1598973252.0
Did anyone actually report "a series of mini-strokes" or did Trump just accidently tell us what happened at Walter… https://t.co/eUQa4i0YPE— 12(b)(6) (@12(b)(6))1598973503.0
It's clear you've had a stroke, or some other neurological issue. Body language doesn't lie. That being said, you c… https://t.co/SiAP4nrCvI— Lady Jaye (@Lady Jaye)1598973439.0
TRANSLATION: I know you are but what am I? https://t.co/jIORpFdyC5— Jeff Timmer (@Jeff Timmer)1598973209.0
Officer, I have no idea who stole my neighbor's jewelry, but please don't look under my mattress for it. https://t.co/vNODNCjadq— Robert Mann (@Robert Mann)1598973534.0
So u indeed had a series of mini-strokes https://t.co/4RF7XfOZr9 https://t.co/AQHlisBa1D— Brad's Imaginarium Emporium 🎨 (@Brad's Imaginarium Emporium 🎨)1598973420.0
Way to get ahead of a story that wasn't a story until you tried to get ahead of it. https://t.co/3rBvYOoAfn— Eric Stangel (@Eric Stangel)1598973569.0