If we can’t even see Donald Trump’s tax returns, why do we expect a straight story about his health?

Donald Trump

White House bullshit aside, I am seeing precisely one version of this story and it is consistent in all its particulars. Something is, or at least was, up with Donald Trump’s health that prompted that visit to Walter Reed.[1] I have not archived every source I’ve seen on this topic because, apart from the prospect of a President Mike Pence, I would welcome a massive coronary that hastens Trump’s journey to hell and short of that eventuality, I don’t much give a fuck.

That said, I’m no expert but it seems to me pretty basic in the realm of deception that if you have something to hide, you need a plausible cover story, a story that reasonable people can believe, that doesn’t raise more questions than it answers. Trump and his cronies seem to have missed this part.

Jeremy Diamond, “The White House shifts description of Trump’s visit to Walter Reed,” CNN, November 19, 2019, https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/19/politics/donald-trump-hospital-visit-white-house/index.html

Sanjay Gupta, “The mystery of President Trump’s unannounced hospital visit,” CNN, November 24, 2019, https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/24/health/trump-hospital-gupta-analysis/index.html


  1. [1]Jeremy Diamond, “The White House shifts description of Trump’s visit to Walter Reed,” CNN, November 19, 2019, https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/19/politics/donald-trump-hospital-visit-white-house/index.html; Sanjay Gupta, “The mystery of President Trump’s unannounced hospital visit,” CNN, November 24, 2019, https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/24/health/trump-hospital-gupta-analysis/index.html

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