June 16, 2020

Questions About President Trump's Health

Trump's hesitating walk down a ramp after speaking to cadets at West Point on June 12 raised questions about his health.  Columnist Henry Olsen said the episode is an example of "The media’s hypercritical — and often hypocritical — coverage of President Trump..."  However, questions about health are part and parcel of being a political leader or candidate—recall the intense coverage of Hillary Clinton's health issues in Sept. 2016 (+). The Lincoln Project, which has produced some of the sharpest attacks on Trump, released the :45 ad below on June 16, 2020.  The ad points to an unplanned trip Trump made to Walter Reed in Nov. 2019 as an example of how he has not been transparent about his health.



Female Announcer: Something's wrong with Donald Trump. 

He's shaky, weak, trouble speaking, trouble walking...

So why aren't we talking about this, and why isn't the press covering Trump's secretive midnight run to Walter Reed Medical Center?

Why do so many reporters who cover the White House pretend they can't see Trump's decline.

The most powerful office in the  world needs more than a weak, unfit, shaky president.

Trump doesn't have the strength to lead, nor the character to admit it.

We're not doctors, but we're not blind.

It's time we talk about this.

Trump is not well.

See also:
Henry Olsen.  "‘Ramp-gate’ has nothing to do with Trump’s health. It has everything to do with media bias."  The Washington Post, June 15, 2020.