Seth Abramson @SethAbramson Attorney. @Newsweek columnist. NYT bestselling author of a book on Trump's Iran policy, Proof of Conspiracy (Macmillan, Professor. Nov. 19, 2019 1 min read

The phrase "partial physical exam to get ahead of things" is the new covfefe

It's *nonsense*

Everything about this unannounced, weekend-occurring, protocol-busting, motorcade-enabled, more-than-bloodwork trip to the hospital by a man with high cardiovascular risk is *bizarre*

(A CNN medical expert just called the White House's line on Trump's Walter Reed visit "balderdash" live on-air, in part because any routine bloodwork could have been done *at the White House* and there is literally *no such thing* as doing a physical "in stages" to *save* time)

(By the way, the reason this matters is that among the many categories of information that the American public is entitled to that touches upon the president is his current mental and physical health; it's a national security issue and hiding or lying about it would be a scandal)

(I've no speculation as to what's really going on, as speculation of any kind here is in my mind irresponsible; I just know that *nothing* about the explanation the WH provided makes any sense, and it has done nothing to inspire confidence it'll be honest with us in an emergency)

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