We have a new rule from liberal America: if you don’t like someone in office, you can just pull medical diagnoses out of thin air to denigrate them. Yesterday, Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson delivered his report on the president’s routine checkup. Trump is in excellent health. He had good blood pressure, heart rate, and Jackson was confident that he would remain in good health throughout his first term, possibly his second. The media was aghast. How could this be? They were all waiting popcorn in hand to report gleefully that something was wrong with the president. Having slightly higher cholesterol than what’s recommended is not enough to fan a narrative that he’s an unhealthy mess who’s going insane. Oh, and on that—the president took a cogitative test voluntarily—Jackson didn’t think it was necessary—but he aced it 30/30. Everything from is the president a drug addict to his prostate health was asked, the press lusting to find something terrible with the president’s health.
There was nothing. The real gem was mental health. The news media is just dying to hear that he’s unstable; he’s not. And just because he didn’t undergo a psychiatric exam, doesn’t mean that’s confirmation that he’s insane either. You also have Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN saying the president has heart disease, which seems rather unethical and irresponsible since he’s not Trump’s doctor. It’s boiled down to the elite media dismissing elite medical professionals because they didn’t like what he had to say in his briefing on Trump’s health. Oh, and Dr. Jackson is a fanboy of Trump, or something. That’s what Don Lemon’s panel thought on his program, with the CNN host not believing the president’s weight. The New York Times’ Frank Bruni thought Jackson was a “fanboy.” Do they know Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson was Obama’s doctor as well? And Obama was a smoker (via Newsbusters):
Tuesday’s CNN Tonight, host Don Lemon and his panel of liberal journalists cast doubt on Dr. Jackson’s finding and essentially claimed he was lying for Trump.
After playing clips of Dr. Jackson telling the White House press corps that the President was in good health minus the need to lose a few pounds (as with most Americans), the camera cut back to Lemon as he was laughing at the doctor. “Sorry. Clean bill of health. Incredible genes, right,” he mocked.
New York Times columnist Frank Bruni was the first to speak up as he delivered a backhanded compliment about how, for once, President Trump and White House were being transparent about something.
Bruni then claimed that he thought the doctor was lying to the press. “And so, do I believe every single number there? Not exactly,” he chided. Lemon responded by trying to walk back his childish laughing, explaining: “I was just chuckling at how energetic he was, not what he was saying about the president.”
“He seemed like a Trump fanboy if you think about it yeah,” Bruni added. “When he said 239 pounds -- I know I'm being a 'girther,' but, come on,” Lemon piled on. They failed to mention that Dr. Jackson was President Obama’s doctor as well.
Hey CNN, the health report on Trump is an apple, but you’re saying it’s a banana.