Yahoo News reports:
On Saturday, November 16, 2019, President Donald Trump made an unexpected visit to Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. That visit is among the many things that author Michael S. Schmidt discusses in the new book, “Donald Trump v. the United States: Inside the Struggle to Stop a President.”
New York Times reporter Gabriel Debenedetti, discussing Schmidt’s book, notes that it “reports the White House wanted Mike Pence ‘on standby to take over the powers of the presidency temporarily if Trump had to undergo a procedure that would have required him to be anesthetized.’ The vice president never had to take this step.”
The visit did not follow the protocol of a routine presidential medical exam, a person familiar with the matter told CNN at the time. Medical staff at Walter Reed did not get a staff-wide notice about a presidential visit to the medical center in Bethesda, Maryland, ahead of Trump’s arrival, according to that source.
Typically, Walter Reed’s medical staff would get a general notice about a “VIP” visit to the medical center ahead of a presidential arrival, notifying them of certain closures at the facility. That did not happen this time, indicating the visit was a non-routine visit and scheduled at the last minute.
BREAKING: It turns out that Trump’s Walter Reed visit in November was due to a “cerebral event” (likely a stroke). Trump and the WH then lied to America about it.
THIS. IS. NOT. OK.
— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) September 1, 2020
Trump sucks but why is Michael Schmidt, a New York Times reporter, releasing this juicy revelation about Trump making an emergency visit to Walter Reed, perhaps for a possible cerebral event or whatever, in a book rather than as an actual news story vetted by an editorial team?
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) September 1, 2020
That sudden trip Donald Trump took to Walter Reed hospital that the White House said was part of his regular physical?
It wasn’t part of his regular physical. pic.twitter.com/G5sWdEVrCV
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) September 1, 2020
If you see closely, Trump cannot clear his foot off the ground. It’s foot drop. We know his right arm is weak(watergate). No doubt he went to Walter Reed for a stroke pic.twitter.com/GDSz6G6iT4
— Executive Order Singh, MD 🌊 (@LabyrinthWeaver) September 1, 2020
It turns out that Trump’s Walter Reed visit in November was due to a “cerebral event”. Seems likely it was a stroke. Because everyone knows it couldn’t have been an intelligent idea about how to lead the country.
— ken olin (@kenolin1) September 1, 2020
The book says nothing about a “cerebral event.” It just says that Pence was on standby if they needed to anesthetize Trump for a procedure.
— Michael S. Schmidt (@nytmike) August 31, 2020