Trump Having Unplanned Medical Tests Today, Is This Preparation for an Out?

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I spent an entire column detailing how Sondland could end Trump’s presidency in the coming week.

Rudy Giuliani is set to be arrested at any time, and god only knows what Rudy could testify to.

Roger Stone was convicted and may be tripping over himself to talk, just to get his sentence reduced, despite the fact that he’s already burned himself as a convicted perjurer.

The Supreme Court may or may not decide to hear the case regarding Trump’s tax returns and the state of New York. The SCOTUS may decide this week that it won’t review the case, at which point Trump’s tax returns will be in the Manhattan DA’s hands by the end of the week. The SCOTUS’s decision about whether to take the case involving the Deutsche Bank records is also about to get to the SCOTUS.

As we noted, the three ambassadors changed everything about the tone regarding impeachment this week. The tide has turned discerningly against Trump.

It is within this environment that Trump took an unannounced trip to the doctor today at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington DC, purportedly in “anticipation of a long campaign year” and “taking advantage of a rare weekend off,” he went in for a medical review, and we now know that review involved some tests.

Some will tell us that “all is normal.” Except this appointment, coming unannounced, is not at all normal. Per MSN:

The appointment wasn’t on his weekend public schedule that was released Friday night, and his last physical was in February. Press secretary Stephanie Grisham said the 73-year-old Trump was “anticipating a very busy 2020’’ and wanted to take advantage of “a free weekend’’ in Washington to begin “portions of his routine’’ checkup. She was not more specific about the testing.

Is it possible that Trump is laying the groundwork for an “out”?

“He is too ill to continue as president.”

I am not the only one questioning how a non-emergency doctor’s appointment could become so necessary, so quickly, not the least because there is literally a physician on call at the White House at all times, and a small clinic within the facility. To go out of that environment means that “something” else is going on.

Probably not.

And yet, it is always good to have options, no?

Trump is Trump. He is not going to throw his hands up, yell “Ya got me!” and put his hands behind his head. He will lie, cheat, steal, whatever it takes to retain whatever power, money, sympathy, and any other redeeming quality he thinks he can retain, by whatever means necessary.

Including playing “sick” and handing the reigns over to Pence, who then pardons Trump and his family “so he can work on his health.”

Keep an eye on it.

UPDATE: Reviewing Twitter, there is a great deal of irresponsible speculation about drug abuse, which is one hell of an allegation to throw around without any proof (one can admit one is speculating, as we often do, but not make a direct accusation). There is this update by the press secretary, Bagdad Bob:

And yet, if this is confirmed, it is odd:

 

 

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Cherl Harrell
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That sounds totally like something he would pull.

Bareshark
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He may well be looking for the exits but that doesn’t help Republicans if he follows through. Don’t forget the access he continues to have to RNC funds through his intertwining with his reelection campaign. Like all those dictators he admires, I look for him to suck those funds dry if he flies out the coop. And that’s before they’re left with the unwelcome choice of who to run for Pres with zero prep time for alternative candidates. Dare we hope to have a Democrat elected next year without an opposition candidate?

Cheryl Lawrence
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Bloomberg, Walsh, Romney, Kasich, Sanford and Pence plus one more oligarch, I think. maybe Chris Christie. I have enough trouble remembering who the democrats are. I’m only going to vote for one and she’ll be a democrat.

Bareshark
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Sounds like a pack of losers to me.

p j evans
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Bloomberg *is* an oligarch. You’re probably thinking of Weld, former gov of Massachusetts.

Cheryl Lawrence
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Yep that’s who I forgot. Thanks

anastasjoy
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Not one of those is a viable candidate except maybe Pence. Bloomberg is running as a Democrat so he’d be driven out of the race with ridicule if he tried to run as a Republican now. Walsh, Romney, Kasich and Sanford have all eliminated themselves by trying to front as anti-Trump “moderates,” something the GOP voting base does NOT want. Maybe Pence, although he’s bland and weak and I doubt they’d see him as an acceptable substitute for Trump. Remember that these GOP voters are no longer about ideology or policies but about worship of this one man. It’s really… Read more »
p j evans
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Himsself may very well have a serious medical problem – he’s old, he’s very overweight, and his diet is bad (far worse than mine was three years ago). It’s also very possible his lawyers have told him this would be his best out. (It won’t get him out of the state-level stuff, though.)

anastasjoy
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His lawyers? Oh please. As in every other area, he’s dumped any lawyer who isn’t a total yes man. He has no lawyers to give him straight advice. If he had he NEVER would have made that threatening tweet while Yavanovich testified.

p j evans
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Reporters are questioning if he actually is back at the WH – they know that motorcade =/= actual travel, and he wasn’t seen when it got back.
Also, who gets “partial routine physicals” without advance notice on a Saturday?
(The last time I had something like this, it was extremely high blood pressure. Time before that, it was shingles.)

Cheryl Lawrence
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When he left, I wondered if he was getting on a plane to elsewhere, having left a note to Pence or one of the lawyers.

anastasjoy
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More left wing fantasy. No.

Linda
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Another excuse to how out of this so called presidency….what a weak POS…hope he is brought up on charges of treason against the United States!!!

Patricia B
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He is playing for sympathy from the voters.

anastasjoy
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I don’t believe this for a second. To Trump it would be a sign of weakness, and he doesn’t show weakness — he’s “perfect” and the strongest, healthiest person ever. This would be like slinking out of the White House with his head hanging. I think it’s a far-fetched leftwing dream scenario, but not likely to happen.

chris whitley
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Trump has his three amigos. The House has set their sights on Sondland. They wave perjury he’s going to sing like a canary. Stone is looking at decades so he’s not going down alone. And Rudy is going to get picked up any day now. And he knows what happens to prosecutors in jail. He won’t go down quietly.