The Doctor Evaluating Trump on Fox Once Wrote About the “Long History” of Presidents Hiding Health Issues

On Friday evening, Americans will get to watch President Donald Trump undergo a medical evaluation on television, during—what else—Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show. So far, what we know about Trump’s health has come from his doctor, Sean Conley, who has admitted to purposefully downplaying his illness. The public has otherwise been left to make guesses based on Trump’s appearance in public addresses and his behavior in tweets, as well as data and first-hand knowledge from 212,778 nationwide deaths on how a COVID-19 infection can be manageable and then suddenly become disastrous.



a man wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump returning from Walter Reed Medical Center on Monday. Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images


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President Donald Trump returning from Walter Reed Medical Center on Monday. Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images

You probably know better than to take Trump’s word—or the word of a carefully orchestrated media appearance on Fox News—that he’s doing just great. The evaluation will reportedly not even happen with a doctor who is with Trump in person.

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