Wednesday 2 September 2020

President Trump Denies Having Stroke Last Year Amid Health Probes

United States President Donald Trump and his doctor have denied that his visit to Walter Reed last year was due to him suffering a mini-stroke.

The denial was made on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, and comes following questions raised about Trump’s health, with a reference to a “series of mini-strokes”.
Responding, President Trump’s physician Dr. Sean Conley revealed that the U.S. leader “has not experienced nor been evaluated for” any strokes, mini-strokes, or cardiovascular emergencies.
The President remains healthy and I have no concerns about his ability to maintain the rigorous schedule ahead of him. As stated in my last report, I expect him to remain fit to execute the duties of the Presidency,” Conley had said.
Trump had slammed those questioning his health, saying:
“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. Never happened to THIS candidate – FAKE NEWS.”
Michael Schmidt
Michael Schmidt
A new report in New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt’s book (released on Tuesday) had focused on Trump’s unexpected visit to Walter Reed last year, with the writer stating:
“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.”
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence
The report had subsequently raised questions about Trump’s health and Vice President Mike Pence had told Fox News:
“I’m always informed of the President’s movements — whether it was on that day or any other day, I’m informed. But there was no, there was nothing out of the ordinary about that moment or that day.
I don’t recall being told to be on standby. I was informed that the President had a doctor’s appointment. Part of this job is you’re always on standby, you’re vice president of the United States.”

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