President Donald J. Trump is scheduled to undergo a medical exam Friday night by Fox News contributor Dr. Marc Siegel and the Twittersphere hasn't missed a beat.
In the prelude to the live televised event on Tucker Carlson Tonight at 8 p.m. ET., the media still has not been told when Trump's last negative COVID-19 test result came back or whether or not the president is actually fit to campaign, let alone lead the nation.
“I think I’m going to try doing a rally on Saturday night if we can, if we have enough time to put it together,” Trump told Fox's Hannity on Thursday. “Probably in Florida on Saturday night, might come back and do one in Pennsylvania on the following night.”
He then coughed while sucking in air multiple times.
“I feel so good,” Trump added.
Siegel, a regular Fox News contributor, will conduct a medical evaluation and interview during the program. Siegel regularly downplays "the severity of the [COVID-19] crisis and discards science in favor of right-wing talking points.”
The reactions are rolling in strongly with this one.
BREAKING NEWS: Location of Trump's televised medical exam tonight is revealed. https://t.co/44AerwD5Lg— GoldenGuy (@GoldenGuy)1602261043.0
Is anyone going to watch Trump's medical exam? https://t.co/AHUjnbD03Q— SonnyinSeattle (@SonnyinSeattle)1602261958.0
@themaxburns @SarahToce How I imagine any "exam" involving Trump https://t.co/iVyVbBCRTU— KylaABee (@KylaABee)1602270637.0
the fox news team heading into trump's colon for tonight's on-air medical exam. https://t.co/b46kuxQXsa— john (@john)1602271665.0
Trump getting his medical exam on Fox. Umm yeah that’s validating! https://t.co/sZSijI726W— Julie Lerman (@Julie Lerman)1602269352.0
The Trump “medical exam” feels a lot like opening Al Capone’s safe.— stuart stevens (@stuart stevens)1602269809.0
Tucker getting ready to give Trump his 'exam'🤣 https://t.co/LKNpKeOXS8— WG1616 (@WG1616)1602269694.0
I’m extremely excited for trump’s television physical tonight https://t.co/2gYWEhGxyX— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡)1602269390.0
Ok, what? Please someone wake me up from this nightmare. Did I really hear that Trump is going to have a live physi… https://t.co/hCU39vcK8g— Robin Cogan (@Robin Cogan)1602256109.0
Trump's FOX News medical exam reminds me of Mao swimming the Yangtze river in 1966 to prove he was still fit for th… https://t.co/OjKKJhY4nz— Sirkowski (@Sirkowski)1602271804.0
Trump is going to have a live medical exam. The things they do for ratings https://t.co/n4qLhVnnhl— Staedtler (@Staedtler)1602258859.0
Up Next Trump gets Medical Exam on TV is some 90 Day Fiancé BS https://t.co/CRbBcU9rp5— Reenee (@Reenee)1602263690.0
The whole thing is sure to be a stunt meant to convince a wary nation that 74-year-old Trump has totally conquered… https://t.co/VZD6XIuxSy— VANITY FAIR (@VANITY FAIR)1602269056.0
leaked footage from Trump’s televised medical exam 👀 https://t.co/ogGQ2uLgFC— Ryan Perry (@Ryan Perry)1602265527.0
Hey, tune into FOX!!! TRUMP IS GOING TO HAVE AN EXAM: https://t.co/AgnC77mhNI— The GREAT Houdini (@The GREAT Houdini)1602271384.0
Actual footage from Trump's live medical exam on Fox. https://t.co/4ST1iUjsGE— Dæv Bee (@Dæv Bee)1602258287.0
BREAKING: Live footage of Trump’s on air “medical exam” https://t.co/YI496fQlaJ— Chris Dougherty (@Chris Dougherty)1602257881.0