Donald Trump is slamming the allegations that he experienced a “series of mini-strokes,” also adding that he remains healthy. On Tuesday, the President took to social media to deny the claims previously made by a New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt in his forthcoming book.
“It never ends! Now they are trying to say that your favorite President, me, went to Walter Reed Medical Center, having suffered a series of mini-strokes,” Trump tweeted. “Never happened to THIS candidate — FAKE NEWS. Perhaps they are referring to another candidate from another Party!”
To confirm the President’s claims, Dr. Sean Conley, Trump’s physician, also spoke out. He says the President “remains healthy,” moreover adding Trump will “remain fit to execute the duties of the Presidency,” Fox News reports.
Dr. Conley released a statement further refuting the media’s claims. “I can confirm that President Trump has not experienced nor been evaluated for a cerebrovascular accident (stroke), transient ischemic attack (mini stroke), or any acute cardiovascular emergencies, as have been incorrectly reported in the media,” Conley said in a statement.
The Initial Reports Claiming President Donald Trump Suffered Mini-Strokes
Last year, in November 2019, President Trump reportedly made an unannounced visit to Walter Reed hospital, CNN reports. In Schmidt’s book, he claims the White House told Mike Pence to prepare to assume the duties of the president.
Schmidt writes that he learned “in the hours leading up to Trump’s trip to the hospital, word went out in the West Wing for the vice president to be on standby to take over the powers of the presidency temporarily if Trump had to undergo a procedure that would have required him to be anesthetized.”
Author Don Winslow took to Twitter yesterday also to allege that President Donald Trump suffered a series of mini-strokes. “One of the benefits of making videos that garner 5 million+ views is that you hear from a lot of people, including whistleblowers inside Trump administration,” Winslow wrote.
In conclusion, Winslow writes, “I’ve received three communications saying that during his term Trump has suffered a ‘series’ of ‘mini-strokes.'”
[H/T Fox News]