Trump denied that he made an emergency visit to the hospital last year after suffering “a series of mini-strokes”.
The president’s denial raised eyebrows, as the book from New York Times correspondent Michael Schmidt did not specifically state that Trump had suffered from a series of small strokes.
Trump tweeted, before insinuating that Biden deals with health issues,
“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.”
Schmidt reported in his new book that Pence was told to be on standby to assume presidential powers last November in the event the president had to be anesthetized during a previously unscheduled visit to Walter Reed Medical Center.
The White House said at the time that Trump had undergone portions of his annual physical exam in November when he had free time, but offered no other details.
The physician to the White House later on Tuesday issued a statement addressing the issue.
“President Donald J Trump has asked that I, Dr. Sean Conley, Physician to the President, address the recent public comments regarding his health. I can confirm that President Trump has not experienced nor been evaluated for a cerebrovascular accident (stroke), transient ischemic attack (mini stroke), or any acute cardiovascular emergencies, as have been incorrectly reported in the media.
The President remains healthy and I have no concerns about his ability to maintain the rigorous schedule ahead of him. As stated in my last report, I expect him to remain fit to execute the duties of the Presidency.”
Meanwhile, Twitter is having a field day with the hashtag,
Please don’t flood Trump’s comment sections with this hashtag, that’s just mean.
Raise your hand if you think Trump should release his medical records from his Walter Reed visits. #Strokeahontas— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) September 1, 2020
So many examples of Trump's mental deficiencies following a series of strokes. Here, #Strokeahontas is heard slurring through an entire speech…. exactly like someone recovering from a stroke would. #TrumpStroke #TrumpIsNotWell pic.twitter.com/ers42Xd6xJ— The Albany Experience (@albanyresist) September 2, 2020
When hashtags like #Strokeahontas appear many times in a tweet, it is an attempt to get the hashtag trending.— MagmaRow (@MagmaRow) September 2, 2020
If you use #Strokeahontas in a tweet, you will only encourage the use of hashtags like #Strokeahontas.
Please do not use #Strokeahontas in a tweet.#Strokeahontas pic.twitter.com/bT7ryQlaU3
(via The Hill)