President Donald Trump slammed Matt Drudge for his website, The Drudge Report, and cited the story of how the president denied he had a "mini-stroke" that binds readers together to a video where Trump supposedly pulls his right leg.
“Drudge didn't support me in 2016, and I hear he doesn't support me now. Maybe that's why he's bad, "tweeted Trump on Tuesday evening. & # 39; His fake news report on mini strokes is false. Perhaps he was thinking of himself, of the "candidate" of the other party, wrote Trump.
Trump's comments on Drudge came after his campaign demanded that CNN Fire Democrat Joe Lockhart, who served as White House press secretary under President Bill Clinton, float in a tweet that Trump was covering up a stroke.
"CNN should fire Joe Lockhart, a lifelong failure who thought it was a great idea that his losing colleague Michael Dukakis donned that silly helmet to knowingly advance a conspiracy theory about President Trump's health," the campaign said in a statement.
It went on to say that Lockhart "single-handedly sunk the John Kerry campaign" and that he is now remotely doing the same to Joe Biden.
"If another CNN employee said similar things about Barack Obama, they were fired immediately, so the same standard should be applied here," the campaign said. "That means, of course, unless CNN is involved in the smear campaign to improve the playing field against Joe Biden, someone who really lost a step."
President Donald Trump slammed Matt Drudge for the Drudge report, citing a story about his disapproval that he had a series of mini-strokes
President Trump tweeted that Matt Drudge is "badly" and called his "fake news" report on mini-strokes "wrong" and possibly a "other party candidate" for covering up Democratic candidate Joe Biden
The Drudge Report homepage was linked to a video of President Trump allegedly dragging his right leg
Right-wing Matt Drudge was in President Trump's crosshairs on Tuesday after the Drudge report was linked to a video allegedly showing Trump dragging his right foot
Also on Tuesday, the Trump campaign called on Democratic expert Joe Lockhart (pictured), former press secretary for President Bill Clinton, to be fired from CNN for suspecting that Trump was in hiding and had a stroke
The New York Times author Michael Schmidt noted that his book examining the Walter Reed trip in November 2019 does not mention "mini-strokes".
Former Bill Clinton press secretary Joe Lockhart tweeted the unproven theory that Trump suffered a stroke
Author Don Winslow tweeted Trump by blurring his words and claiming whistleblower sources told him Trump had suffered "mini-strokes".
WHAT ARE MINI HUB WARNING SIGNS?
A transient ischemic attack (or TIA) causes a temporary lack of blood flow to the brain, resulting in temporary dizziness, confusion, tingling, and numbness in the arms.
You should call 911 if you suspect you may have a TIA.
- Visual disturbances
- Dysphasia (difficulty speaking)
- Balance problems
- a changed level of consciousness
- an abnormal sense of taste
- an abnormal sense of smell
- Weakness or numbness on only one side of the body or face, determined by the location of the blood clot in the brain
Lockhart's tweet had received little attention from mainstream reporters until the president brought up these claims on Tuesday morning.
& # 39; It never stops! Now they are trying to say that your favorite president, I, went to Walter Reed Medical Center after suffering a series of mini-strokes. Nothing has ever happened to this candidate – FAKE NEWS. Maybe they are referring to another candidate from another party! & # 39; Trump wrote – suggesting that Biden had had a stroke with no evidence to show.
A new book offered explosive revelations that Vice President Mike Pence was on standby during the President's 2019 unscheduled trip to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The White House said at the time that Trump had a "weekend off".
Pence has since denied that he was ever on call.
As the book's author, New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt, noted online, the entry of his book into the Walter Reed journey contained nothing about mini-strokes.
After opening new rounds of speculation, Trump directed the White House doctor to issue a statement stating that he had never been treated for a "cerebrovascular accident."
"President Donald J Trump has asked me, Dr. Sean Conley, Doctor to the President, to address recent public comments about his health," said Dr. Sean P. Conley, Doctor to the President, in a statement released by the White House.
"I can confirm that President Trump has not experienced or investigated any cerebrovascular accident (stroke), transient ischemic attack (mini-stroke), or acute cardiovascular emergency, as was erroneously reported in the media."
He continued, “The president remains safe and I have no concerns about his ability to keep the strict schedule ahead. As mentioned in my last report, I expect him to stay fit to take on the presidency duties. "
On Monday, Lockhart tweeted: "Has @realDonaldTrump had a stroke that he was hiding from the American public?"
On August 1, the crime writer became Don Winslow tweeted in a video clip of Trump repeatedly blurring his words during a speech on Israel in December 2017.
Winslow claimed to have heard of the president's health from "whistleblowers" within the Trump administration.
"I have received three notices stating that Trump suffered a" series "of" mini-strokes "during his tenure," Winslow wrote.
"Let's rethink old assumptions and open our hearts and minds to possibilities and possibilities," says Trump in the clip and cuts through a prepared line. He even blurred his closing line when he said, "God bless the United States."
White House press secretary at the time Sarah Sanders said at the time when she was asked about Trump's performance, "The president's throat was dry, nothing more than that."
Winslow tweeted Tuesday afternoon after Trump's rejection: "More than a dozen intelligence agents are aware of Donald Trump's health and mini-strokes."
Trump was seen on Video During a July video of his trip to a North Carolina laboratory, he drew his right foot while touring the facility.
This was the video that the Drudge report shared.
January could be Trump seen He shuffled his feet as he moved to the right while clapping at the March for Live in Washington, D.C.
In November 2019, as part of his annual physical exam, the president made an unannounced trip to the hospital for "quick exams and labs" in anticipation of a "very busy 2020," the White House said at the time.
However, the surprise of the trip raised questions about the president's health.
And in Michael Schmidt's "Donald Trump against the United States" on Tuesday, the author wrote that Pence would be on standby if the president had to undergo a procedure that would have required anesthesia.
It is the role of the Vice President to assume executive powers in the event that the President is in any way incapacitated under the 25th Amendment to the Constitution.
According to a review of his book in the New York Times, Schmidt writes: The White House wanted Mike Pence to "temporarily take over the powers of the presidency on standby if Trump had to undergo a procedure that would require him to be anesthetized."
Pence obviously never had to intervene.
The last time a Vice President took such a step was Dick Cheney in July 2007 when George W. Bush underwent a colonoscopy and was sedated.
In a statement at the time of Trump's hospital visit, then-White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said that Trump had undergone "rapid testing and labs" and that he was "staying healthy and full of energy with no discomfort."
She also said the president used a "weekend off" in Washington to "begin part of his routine annual physical exam."
The White House had Vice President Mike Pence on standby last November when President Donald Trump made an unscheduled visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
President Trump on his way to see Walter Reed for a visit to the White House on Saturday, November 16, 2019, said it was part of his routine
Section Three of the 25th Amendment
Whenever the President provides the President of the Temple and the President of the House of Representatives with a written statement that he cannot perform the powers and duties of his office and until he provides them with a written statement to the contrary, those powers and duties shall be exercised by the Vice President as acting President perceived.
But Trump's trip raised so many questions about the 73-year-old's health that the White House released a memo a few days later denying "speculation" that he had been treated for a medical emergency.
Dr. Sean Conley, the president's personal physician, wrote that Trump's "interim check-up" was "routine" and was only kept secret because of "planning uncertainties".
"Despite some speculation, the president never experienced chest pain, nor was he examined or treated for urgent or acute problems," Conley wrote in the memo. "In particular, he didn't do any special cardiac or neurological exams."
The full results of the president's physical examination were released in June and it was reported that he was "healthy".
Schmidt's book "tells the dramatic story of those who felt compelled to confront and contain the most powerful man in the world as he shredded norms and tried to expand his power," according to Amazon.com description.
It's the latest in a series of books on the Trump administration, including Bob Woodward's upcoming book "Rage" and Michael Cohen's upcoming "Disloyalty".
There are also recently published books by Mary Trump about her uncle's upbringing and former National Security Advisor John Bolton about his tenure in the White House. The first lady wasn't immune either. Stephanie Winston Wolkoff's memoir about working with Melania Trump, the two of whom have been long-time friends, is out Tuesday.
The last time a vice president took over a president was Dick Cheney in July 2007 when George W. Bush underwent a colonoscopy and was sedated
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