Trump made an unscheduled visit to Walter Reed Hospital to see a doctor and the White House is trying the “please disperse, nothing to see here” tactic to explain it. Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham claimed on Twitter that doubting her claims about it is “wholly irresponsible” and “dangerous for the country.”
EXACTLY! Thank you for helping me get the correct information out. Further speculation beyond the extensive & honest info I put out is wholly irresponsible & dangerous for the country. https://t.co/gl6XOxgbmL
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) November 17, 2019
She doesn’t bother to even attempt to make an argument for why this is dangerous for the country, she just expects us to believe her conclusion without evidence or argument. I would argue that blindly believing a press secretary, especially in this White House, is what presents a danger to the country. We should not just blindly accept anything the government says and there are good reasons to doubt her on this. If it was just a routine checkup, why wasn’t it on the schedule? And since when do presidents do their annual physical in stages? No one can remember that ever being the case before.One anti-Trump conservative speculates that the surprise visit is setting the stage for him to resign from office for health reasons as a way to avoid impeachment.
Trump’s annual physical isn’t until February but he’s going in now for “portions” of it? He just needs a an excuse in case he needs to resign and get a “compassion” pardon from Pence. @TheRickWilson @MelissaJPeltier @RickPetree @NicolleDWallace @maddow https://t.co/vrjOko1CaU
— Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) November 16, 2019
I doubt that’s true, but I certainly hope it is. That would be a welcome Christmas present to the country, and the entire world for that matter.