Donald Trump wants you to know that all is well, he is just being proactive and using his time very wisely: Visited a great family of a young man under major surgery at the amazing Walter Reed Medical Center. Those are truly some of the best doctors anywhere in the world. Also began phase one of my yearly physical. Everything very good (great!). Will complete next year. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 17, 2019 This is, of course, insane. “Phase one” of a “yearly physical”? People who happen to be president do not do normal physicals in “phases.” Normal people do not do physicals “in phases.” So whatever else happened yesterday, we know that it was not “phase one” of a physical. There is very little official reporting on this, and it is easy to understand why. Near all reporting will be abject speculation. I am not going to speculate on exactly what occurred yesterday, except to note the possibility that Trump might want to set-up a medical excuse, should things go badly in the next couple weeks. That is speculation, we all agree. The only “firm” fact that I can note is that very few people are actually accepting any part of this. The public understands that something extremely odd occurred yesterday, even if we don’t know exactly what it entailed. Does anybody believe a word of this? Phase One? He visited a young man who was “under major surgery”? Was he in the OR? — Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) November 17, 2019 The tweet is filler, it makes no sense, might not have even been written by Trump. It does sound like he visited a man who was being operated upon, and thus was likely made-up whole cloth. No, we don’t believe any of it. This gets right down to the heart of the matter: "phase one of my yearly physical" What does that even mean? That's not a thing. — Avi Bueno (@Avi_Bueno) November 17, 2019 Do not read too much into the picture below, but it does appear that Trump’s decision to go to Walter Reed was “rushed,” as we can see in these pictures: Why was everyone in such a hurry to get you to a physical?https://t.co/TCrTRRP6c5 — D Villella ❄️ (@dvillella) November 17, 2019 I don’t know what that means, if anything. Meanwhile, Trump is back at the White House, attempting to control the monster he has unleashed. North Korea’s Do Koo Kim has gotten on the “Destroy Biden Train” (since that is how one gets ahead internationally these days) but maybe Kim went a little too far even for Trump. Trump is here to show us he is healthy and in control, telling Doo Koo to clam it up a bit: Mr. Chairman, Joe Biden may be Sleepy and Very Slow, but he is not a “rabid dog.” He is actually somewhat better than that, but I am the only one who can get you where you have to be. You should act quickly, get the deal done. See you soon! https://t.co/kO2k14lTf7 — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 17, 2019 This is life during the Trump administration. Something very unusual happened yesterday, but we won’t hear a thing that we can believe any time soon, and meanwhile we’re back into dividing ourselves politically even […]
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