President Trump on Wednesday tweeted photos of 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl holding a large book ostensibly documenting his healthcare accomplishments – but one photo showed Stahl opening the book to a blank page, underscoring Democratic attacks against Trump’s health care record.
Trump famously held a press conference in 2017 flanked by what appeared to be stacks of blank papers, which he said were documents focused on transitioning control of the Trump Organization to his sons.
During Trump’s stay at Walter Reed for a coronavirus infection earlier this month, the White House released a photo – captioned “President Donald J. Trump Works from Walter Reed” – that appeared to show him signing his name to a blank sheet of paper.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 21, 2020
Trump’s healthcare plan that he’s bragging about showing Lesley Stahl seems to be blank, like the fake papers he signed from Walter Reed, his divestiture documents, and the space where his brain should go pic.twitter.com/BGiNld66ft
— Angry Staffer (@AngrierWHStaff) October 21, 2020
Kayleigh McEnany gave Leslie Stahl a 2,500 page book containing @realDonaldTrump’s “health care plan” and the pages being blank is a perfect metaphor of the Trump presidency: Large empty promises. pic.twitter.com/rBBGgwqq6X
— David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) October 21, 2020
The White House trying to make a good impression by handing Leslie Stahl a 2,500-page dossier of blank pages that was billed as Trump’s non-existent healthcare plan might just be the greatest metaphor for 2020.
— Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) October 21, 2020