These Four Presidents Hid Their Health Problems From The American Public

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Conflicting statements about President Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis—including when he knew about it and how serious it is—have led critics to accuse the White House of deliberately obscuring his condition from the public, a charge that would fall in line with prior presidential administrations that covered up presidents’ health problems while in office.

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In 1893, Grover Cleveland told the public he was going on a fishing trip when he was actually having surgery onboard a yacht to remove a cancerous tumor on the roof of his mouth.

It wasn’t until 24 years later that one of the doctors who performed the operation went public with the story of Cleveland having cancer, which author Matthew Algeo, who wrote a book about the secret plot, told PBS was “one of the most successful cover-ups in American

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