Liberal MSM Seeks to Override Expertise of White House Physician
Trump has a perfect Cognitive Score
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Numerous news organizations have questioned the state of President Donald Trump’s mental—and, to a lesser degree, physical—health since the presidential campaign.
Following a Jan. 12, 2018 physical exam, the White House physician declared the President’s health to be excellent.
The President also received a perfect score on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, which tests mental acuity as a means of diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive impairments.
This cognitive test had not been scheduled, and was conducted upon request by the President.
During a Jan. 16 press conference to discuss the physical exam, many in the White House Press Corps grilled the White House physician for over an hour about the results, often repeating questions as if they did not want to believe the doctor’s words.
Many news organizations and pundits have since posted articles or broadcast reports using their own “medical experts” who contradict the findings as reported by the White House physician.
The White House physician, Rear Adm. Ronny L. Jackson, has an impeccable reputation and served as President Obama’s physician from July 2013 until the end of his term in office, and served as a physician for the Bush Administration from 2006 to 2008.
2017, Jan. 20—Donald Trump is inaugurated as the oldest person to ever have been elected president.
2017, Dec. 7—President Trump announces he will have a physical exam in early 2018, responding to Numerous news reports questioning his health after he had seemed to slur his words during a speech. (1)
2018, Jan. 12—CNN reports that discussions about the health of Pres. Trump have “reached a new level of urgency this week because he will be an outpatient at Walter Reed Medical Center today, undergoing a battery of tests to determine whether he is "fit to lead," a colloquial term many use but with little clinical basis.” (2)
2018, Jan. 16—White House physician Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson reports that the President is “currently very healthy and that “he will remain so for the duration of his presidency.” (3)
2018, Jan. 17—The New York Times reports that “outside experts believe that Trump’s physical revealed serious heart concerns.” (4)
2018, Jan. 17—CNN releases the first of several articles and broadcasts claiming that Pres. Trump has heart disease, based on supposition from its “chief medical correspondent,” Dr. Sanjay Gupta. (5)
2018, Jan. 17—Newsweek reports that Pres. Trump may be suffering from erectile dysfunction due to his use of a prescription hair-loss drug. (6)
2018, Jan. 17—Washington Post opinion writer, Dana Milbank questions the mental health of White House physician Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson. (7)
2018, Jan. 18—Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) declares media fixation on Pres. Trump’s health “ridiculous tabloid trash.” (8)
With the Russian collusion narrative looking dead in the water, and no other Trump-related scandals gaining steam despite an ongoing all-encompassing stoking of the boiler by the liberal mainstream media, guess it’s time to revisit the President’s health—mental or otherwise.
Yeah, and no matter that White House physician Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson is not only highly respected, but also served as Pres. Obama’s physician. . . . Because he obviously made some mistakes in his diagnoses, Right?
Well, if you’re from the liberal MSM, anyone who claims anything positive about Pres. Trump has obviously made a mistake. And they will call you out on it.
But this is getting ridiculous, and Sen. Rand Paul is correct in his assessment that many in the MSM are stooping to the level of tabloid journalism.
In this author’s opinion, that’s old news.
Helping educate our members understand the bigger picture.
Information related to the story, organized into 2 to 5 sub-topics, to help with understanding the bigger picture. The White House Physician reported that Pres. Trump’s health is excellent and received a perfect Cognitive Score. (3)
Numerous media organizations are trying to refute the White House physician’s claims by using mathematical modeling and other indirect means of diagnosing the President’s health. (4) (5) (6) (9)
Such indirect diagnoses are misleading and suspect, at best. (10)
The erectile dysfunction claim is perhaps the most ludicrous, given that it appears to be based on a small scale study of only 54 subjects, while millions of men have taken the drug with no mass reports of erectile dysfunction. (11)
1. Johnson, Alex. “Trump to make medical exam public after slurring words, White House says.” NBC News. Dec. 7, 2017. Retrieved at: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-make-medical-exam-public-after-slurring-words-white-house-n827601
2. Gupta, Sanjay. “Gupta: 'Competent' or 'crazy' misses the point of presidential mental health.” CNN. Jan. 15 (as “updated”), 2018. Retrieved at: http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/12/health/presidential-mental-health-gupta/index.html
3. Ducharme, Jamie. “The White House Doctor Called President Trump's Health 'Excellent.' Here's the Full Summary of His Physical Exam.” Time. Jan. 17, 2018. Retrieved at: http://time.com/5105096/donald-trump-physical-exam-transcript
4. Shear, Michael D.; Kolata, Gina. “Trump’s Physical Revealed Serious Heart Concerns, Outside Experts Say.” The New York Times. Jan. 17, 2018. Retrieved at: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/us/politics/trump-physical-heart-health-cholesterol.html?mtrref=www.google.com&gwh=BE3380E50F45FF1F5428A1E33DEC59E3&gwt=pay
5. Gupta, Sanjay. “President Trump has common form of heart disease.” CNN. Jan. 18 (as “updated”), 2018. Retrieved at: http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/17/health/trump-heart-disease-gupta/index.html
6. Medrano, Kastalia. “TRUMP HEALTH EXAM: PRESIDENT STILL TAKING HAIR LOSS DRUG EVEN AFTER RESEARCH REVEALED LINK TO ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION AND DEPRESSION.” Newsweek. Jan. 17, 2018. Retrieved at: http://www.newsweek.com/trump-health-exam-president-hair-loss-drug-research-erectile-dysfunction-783580
7. Milbank, Dana. “Is Trump’s doctor okay?” The Washington Post. Jan. 17, 2018. Retrieved at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/is-trumps-doctor-okay/2018/01/17/0d887f50-fbce-11e7-ad8c-ecbb62019393_story.html?utm_term=.45269daa91ad
8. Correll, Diana Stancy. “Rand Paul calls media fixation on Trump's health 'ridiculous tabloid trash.’” Washington Examiner. Jan. 18, 2018. Retrieved at: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/rand-paul-calls-media-fixation-on-trumps-health-ridiculous-tabloid-trash/article/2646378
9. America’s Newsroom. “'Politics Covered as Entertainment': Rubio Calls Out CNN Doctor's Claim That Trump Has Heart Disease.” Fox News. Jan. 18, 2018. Retrieved at: http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/01/18/marco-rubio-hits-cnns-sanjay-gupta-saying-trump-has-heart-disease
10. Flood, Brian. “CNN’s Sanjay Gupta roasted for stating Trump has heart disease after White House doctor gives clean bill of health.” Fox News. Jan. 17, 2018. Retrieved at: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/01/17/cnn-s-sanjay-gupta-roasted-for-stating-trump-has-heart-disease-after-white-house-doctor-gives-clean-bill-health.html
11. Abrams, Lindsay. “Calm Down: Propecia Probably Isn't Causing Your Erectile Dysfunction.” The Atlantic. July 13, 2012. Retrieved at: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/07/calm-down-propecia-probably-isnt-causing-your-erectile-dysfunction/259803/
12. Gupta, Sanjay. “President Trump has common form of heart disease.” CNN Jan. 17, 2018. http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/17/health/trump-heart-disease-gupta/index.html
13. Schwartz, Jason. “The media poke and prod at Trump’s health.” Politico. Jan. 16, 2018. Retrieved from: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/16/trump-health-media-reaction-343095
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The incessant reporting by liberal MSM trying to refute diagnosis of highly respected White House physician.
The Fake Media seeks to countermand the distinguished physician of the president by fallaciously stating “The president has heart disease.”
“Without those changes, the President has a moderate risk of having a heart attack in the next three to five years, according to the Mayo Clinic.” —Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
12. Gupta, Sanjay. “President Trump has common form of heart disease.” CNN Jan. 17, 2018.
“People shouldn't be making those kinds of assessments about the president unless they've had the opportunity to get to know him and examine him,” —Dr. Ronny Jackson
13. Schwartz, Jason. “The media poke and prod at Trump’s health.” Politico. Jan. 16, 2018.