After two horrific shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio killed 31 people earlier this month, President Donald Trump visited the impacted cities as well as some of the medical facilities caring for the injured.
Trump wouldn’t allow press to enter the hospitals because the visit was “not a photo-op” (it was), so a lot of what happened during the visit was left to Trump’s word, however unreliable.
The version of events Trump recently told reporters sounded a little…theatrical.
“The doctors were coming out of the operating rooms. There were hundreds and hundreds of people all over the floor. You couldn’t even walk on it.”
As some may have suspected, the medical center is straight up denying the claim that doctors were coming out of operating rooms.
Ryan Mielke, spokesman for University Medical, told the Washington Post:
“At no time did, or would, physicians or staff leave active operating rooms during the presidential visit. Our priority is always patient care.”
As for Trump sensationalizing his reception, this was just par for the course.
Can’t we stop wasting time and just assume he’s lying?
— Purple Patriots (@purple_patriots) August 23, 2019
What number Lie is this one?
— David Power (@DavidPo63004202) August 23, 2019
There’s only about 30% of us that believed that story.
— Clen (@hopendreams) August 23, 2019
It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out that a brain surgeon isn’t going to leave the operating room in the middle of literal brain surgery—even to meet the President.
Of course doctors dropped their scalpels and abandoned their patients mid-surgery! 🙄 This is the most excruciating wait in my lifetime…waiting for people in the Senate to abandon Trump. It's an unnecessary inflicted sufferance! @GOP @SenateGOP @SenateDems @HouseDemocrats
— Anonita (@Anonita2) August 23, 2019
"Ok, nurse, hand me the hemostat…what, the president is here…uhh, nurse…can you finish this up, it's only a lacerated spleen, you'll be fine. I gotta go meet the second coming of God."
— Freedom costs $1.05 (@docleo2001) August 23, 2019
Can you imagine any doctor doing this? Can you imagine any sane person saying this?
— Francis P Murphy (@FrancisPMurphy) August 23, 2019
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