KEY POINTS

  • The public should doubt the White House's statements about Donald Trump's health
  • Donald Trump was warned of his moderate risk of having a heart attack in the next 3 to 5 years
  • Donald Trump's press sectretary Stephanie Grisham's reputation was questioned

Here’s why the public should doubt the White House’s claims about President Donald Trump’s health.

Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large, made an analysis about the POTUS and he was convinced that the public should not just trust the White House when it comes to Trump’s health because it has not been honest the whole time. The White House allegedly has a history of lying to the public when it comes to the POTUS’ real health condition.

Trump undergoes annual checkups. In 2018, he was warned by Dr. Sanjay Gupta of a moderate risk of heart attack in the following 3 to 5 years. Dr. Ronny Jackson also suggested that he should change his diet and get regular exercise, but  Trump only made minor changes to his food intake and physical activities. Also, he was spotted undergoing physical exams without announcing them to the public and the reporters.

“While White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said the trip was simply Trump getting a jump on his annual physical, he did not have that physical done in phases or over multiple days in the past two years,” Cillizza wrote. “So, there’s reason -- lots of it! -- to wonder. Especially when you consider that Trump has shown little hesitation to doctor, um, doctor's reports in the past.”

In 2015, Trump’s physician Dr. Harold Bornstein released a statement before he was elected as president saying that “his physical strength and stamina are extraordinary.” The medical professional even stated that Trump would be the “healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”

However, when he spoke to CNN in 2018, Bornstein made a shocking revelation – what he said was only made up and he just followed what Trump wanted him to say.

“If it seemed like Trump had written the letter himself, it's because he had! Bornstein told CNN in 2018 that Trump ‘dictated that whole letter. I didn’t write that letter. I just made it up as I went along,” Cillizza added, quoting Bornstein’s statement.

“Given that history -- and the fact that Trump has made more than 13,000 false or misleading claims since taking office, according to The Washington Post’s Fact Checker -- there is every reason to suspect the original story the White House is telling doesn’t paint the full picture.”

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham also insisted that Trump is in good health and they had plenty of “on-the-record” details that were “truthful and accurate,” so the health conspiracies involving the POTUS should stop. But Cillizza said Grisham also made some statements that were not true and accurate, so he concluded that “we can’t take their word for it.”

Grisham’s reputation was also questioned by many. American author Don Winslow said that she has not conducted a single press briefing for 303 days. In fact, previous reports said that she had more DUIs than press conferences.

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