President Donald Trump, who has a long history with KFC and McDonald’s, is scheduled to get his first medical checkup since becoming president and this can’t be a good look for him.
Doesn’t help that he may only be barely literate—I don’t say this as a diss; I know that being in the White House and also being unable to make out big words like “treason” and “collusion” can add to stress levels. I also know that the president’s diet is trash and while he consumes ungodly amounts of fried food and Diet Coke and spends most of his days playing golf, he doesn’t even walk from one hole to the next.
In short, the president is an unhealthy bastard, and while the test will only check the physical fitness of the oldest man to ever become president (looking at you, 53 percent of white women who voted against their own self-interest to elect this shit heel), we already know that he’s clearly mentally unfit to hold office.
Here’s how the Associated Press has charted the president’s possible physical aliments and potential mental health issues since taking office:
Trump raised concern last month when he slurred some words on national TV. When asked about it, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said questions about Trump’s health were “frankly, pretty ridiculous” and blamed his slurred speech on a dry throat, “nothing more than that.”
More questions have been raised in the weeks since, given the tone of some of his tweets and the reported comments of some of the people who deal with him day to day. Some were recently published in a new book about his first year, which Sanders denounced as “complete fantasy” for its portrayal of Trump as undisciplined, child-like and in over his head.
Trump was 70 when he was inaugurated a year ago to handle the 24/7 demands of being president. Ronald Reagan, who served two terms, was a year younger when he took office in 1981.
Trump took the unusual step of threatening legal action to try to suppress publication of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” by Michael Wolff. He then drew even more attention to the book and the debate about his fitness with weekend tweets stating that his two greatest assets in life “have been mental stability and being, like, really smart.” Trump noted his success in business, reality TV and presidential politics, saying: “I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius ... and a very stable genius at that!”
While there is no requirement for the president to have a physical, he’s scheduled to fly to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., for the exam.
The question is whether or not Trump will release his results, which has been commonplace for officeholders before him. My bet is that if the results aren’t released it will be because there are major health concerns and Trump only likes good news about himself—see every fake news claim he’s made at those critical of his administration.
Read more at ABC News.