President Donald Trump had his annual physical earlier this week, and at his request, a mental acuity exam was administered to him as well. The White House doctor, Navy Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, who performed the exams was the same White House physician for George Bush the Younger and for Barack Obama. The results were presented by Jackson at a Tuesday presser, and at Trump’s insistence, Jackson stayed to answer, completely—no doctor patient confidentiality—every question the NLMSM (my term; Trump has a different term for that subset of the nation’s press) might ask.
In short, Trump has high cholesterol and needs to take his cholesterol meds, and he’s overweight. Trump also got a perfect score on the mental acuity exam.
In long, the press spent an hour quizzing Jackson about the exam’s results. An hour to get the results of an exam.
That hour demonstrates the NLMSM’s desperation to find something—anything—with which to smear the President. It’ll be interesting to see if the NLMSM will let go of this particular bit of dishonesty.
Nope. Jackson hadn’t even left the briefing room when MSNBC‘s Rachel Maddow put out this.
You know what? I’m gonna go out on a limb here and raise the possibility that this statement was not written by the White House physician. […]
I’m not basing my skepticism on the authorship of this statement on the “Trumpiness” of the statement itself. The reason I think this might not have actually been written by the White House physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, is because that is not how your spell Ronny Jackson.
This is the offending tweet that formed the stuff of Maddow’s fevered nightmare:
Jackson’s misspelled first name proves—proves!—that the whole thing is a stinking lie and Trump, according to the NLMSM, really is crazier than a hoot owl.
And a Newsweek headline, via Yahoo!:
Trump at Risk for a Heart Attack With Dangerous Weight and Skyrocketing Cholesterol