You may recall that back in November of last year, Donald Trump made an unscheduled visit to Walter Reed Military Medical Center, with the Washington Post noting at the time:
“President Trump’s impromptu weekend visit to a doctor brought fresh questions about the status of his health after the White House released a memo late Monday denying ‘speculation’ that he had been treated for a medical emergency.”
Not long after that, Trump began slurring words during speeches, leading some to speculate that he’d had a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA), which is more commonly known as a mini stroke.
And now we have another strange thing happening with Trump, his health, and his medical exam, which is supposed to be done in February each and every year. Instead, when a reporter asked Trump if his annual physical had been completed yet, he refused to respond and walked away:
Trump walks away without answering a question about whether he’s finished the annual physical that has now spanned two years pic.twitter.com/QkfrdFRDwk
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 28, 2020
So when will Trump’s annual physical be done? Well, based on what Trump said as he was headed to a campaign rally last night in Charlotte, North Carolina, it has now been pushed to “sometime” in the next 90 days, according to CNN’s Jim Acosta:
Trump told reporters at departure to NC that he’ll be undergoing physical sometime over the next 90 days.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) March 2, 2020
So what in the hell is going on here?
Given that Trump has never released his full medical records (remember the infamous “letter” from Dr. Harold Bornstein, a gastroenterologist that supposedly treated Trump? We later learned Trump had dictated that letter), and that the White House has never given a full accounting of what tests and other procedures have been done and the results of those, then it’s safe to suspect that Trump is trying to hide something embarrassing or politically damaging regarding his physical and/or mental health.
All of this is fair game now that Trump is seeking a second term and will be 74 in June. If he’s in such great health, then why not prove it by putting all the information on the table so the voters can see it?
Much like with his taxes, the president is keeping secrets. And those have a way of coming out at the most inopportune times.