I don’t know why this didn’t occur to me this morning when I wrote about Ronny Jackson’s successor giving Donald Trump a glowing bill of health. I guess I was too busy spitting nails because once again Trump insists on insulting our intelligence. We can see that the man is red faced and obese. It’s obvious he is not the picture of health. So why have some doctor lie? Simple: he’s avoiding releasing his medical records. It’s so much easier to just have some hired gun lie than to do what Joe Biden has done, which is release volumes of medical data. If Joe gets a hangnail, we know about it. Trump on the other hand, could have skyrocketing blood pressure (I’d be surprised if he didn’t) and let’s face it friends, morbid obesity is not good for the heart. PoliticusUSA:
Donald Trump got away with not releasing his medical records during the 2016 election and refused medical information while he was president. Trump and his administration lied about how sick he was with COVID, and there remain suspicious trips to Walter Reed that have never been adequately explained.
In contrast, President Biden released a 5-page health summary of his most recent physical in 2023. Trump’s note from his doctor was not even five paragraphs long.
President Biden released decades of his medical history and records in 2019. The records included specifics about what Biden has been treated for and when.
Trump’s vague note from his doctor notably contained many generalities but no specifics.
The question that the American people need to ask is, what is Donald Trump trying to hide from the voters? If Trump is as healthy as he claims, he should be racing to release as much detailed information as possible.
The bottom line, friends, is that Trump’s medical records are like Trump’s tax returns. He would not be hiding them unless he had to. And we find out every day in every way why Trump hid his tax returns. That’s, in large part, what the Trump Organization fraud trial is about, is what Trump told the insurance companies, and the banks, and the IRS. These were not the same stories. If they were, then why did Trump’s Chief Financial Officer, Allen Weisselberg, go to prison recently?
The medical records are no different. You think for one nanosecond that if Trump had something to crow about, say a blood pressure that was decent, say 134/80 — not perfect, but absolutely within the realm of the good, especially for an obese man of 77 — he wouldn’t be crowing about it? He went on TV to talk about “person, woman, man, camera, TV,” as if that was the most remarkable intellectual feat of all time. It escaped the man that the purpose of that simple test is simply to determine is somebody is lucid enough to remember what was just said ten seconds previously. But not to hear Trump tell it. No, Sir, to hear Trump tell it, he had just figured out the theory of relativity.
If Trump is resorting to this subterfuge, then he’s hiding plenty. He can’t hide the weight. That’s obvious. That’s out there for one and all to see. As for the actual numbers, the weight, the blood pressure, whether he did in fact have a mini stroke (or what occasioned the mysterious midnight ride to Walter Reed) we will never know.
The media is busy roasting Joe Biden in the coals, like a chestnut, because he turned 81 today. Happy Birthday, Mr. President. We love you here, if that matters. But I doubt if Trump dodging the release of his medical records (and he’ll be 78 when running again for the Oval Office) will be reported so vociferously.
But let’s look on the positive side: it should seriously be required that candidates for president provide both their income tax returns and their medical records. And if they can’t do that, or won’t, then they are simply disqualified from running. Let’s make it simple. Because Trump may in fact choke on a cheeseburger and keel over. That’s not out of the realm of possibility.
He tops 300 lbs. That’s obvious from looking at him. And driving across a golf course is not exercise. I’m impressed that he emerges from the golf cart and swings at a ball. That is something. But let’s be realistic, shall we? The man is as much of a physical mess as he is an emotional one, and he underscores that fact every single day of his life.