03 May 2018

Shameless Deceit

Flash back to the winter of 2015. Donald Trump's campaign released a letter from his medical doctor with vague but glowing statements about the candidate's health.

"His physical strength and stamina are extraordinary," the statement declared. "If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency."

Trump's now-former doctor, who signed this letter, admitted in a televised interview on Tuesday he never actually wrote the missive (details here). Trump "dictated that whole letter," the doctor stated. "I didn't write that letter."

This revelation raises questions about what Trump's health condition might actually be. His former White House doctor released a statement earlier this year with details that seem questionable and appear to be fudged, like stating that the President is taller than he actually is and weighs less than he actually does. The height doesn't match the shorter statistic released by New York State on Trump's driver's license (details here).

The former White House doctor also made the medically impossible statement that Trump "might live to be 200 years old" (details here). The oldest recorded person who ever lived died at age 122.

The former White House doctor sounds almost like he was making the preposterous sorts of claims that Trump's New York physician did. Can he also leap tall buildings in a single bound?

Given that Trump typically lies to divert attention from a truth that's far different, one has to wonder if he's hiding something about his health. Does he have dementia? A mental illness? A medical condition linked to former drug abuse? A current drug dependency?

With his history of near endless lies, the answer could be anything. That's the trouble with habitual liars -- nothing they say can be believed until proven by an independent, non-partisan source. So people end up believing possible truths.

What a disgraceful way to live, and all the more so when that individual is a head of state.

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