A video of Senator Elizabeth Warren was shared on Twitter by Democratic strategist Adam Parkhomenko with the caption:
“The current president could not do this.”
What activity did Parkhomenko think President Donald Trump incapable of?
Running. Jogging. Walking briskly. Watch it here to decide how to describe Senator Warren’s entrance.
The current president could not do this. pic.twitter.com/B74jrW99B4
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) August 14, 2019
Tea Party member and former New York Republican Representative Nan Hayworth was quick to jump to Trump’s defense. But her comment left many wondering if the ophthalmologist and one term Congresswoman needed her eyes examined.
Hayworth—who was defeated twice by Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney for New York’s 19th congressional district—posted:
“…bet he could, as he certainly appears to have the vigor and stamina of ten people.”
First, bet he could, as he certainly appears to have the vigor and stamina of ten people.
But much more importantly: who cares? Policy’s what matters, and @SenWarren‘s proposals–irrespective of how fleet of foot she may be personally–would hobble our economy and our nation. https://t.co/HejtVIMUFp
— Nan Hayworth, M.D. (@NanHayworth) August 16, 2019
Hayworth’s claim about the President’s vitality overshadowed the rest of her comment and opened a big can of worms. And people went all in.
People were reminded of the time the President took a golf cart instead of walking with other world leaders, skipped a walk in Paris to commemorate the 100th anniversary of WWI, took a motorcade across the street, the repeated controversies over his annual physical and allegations of Adderall abuse by a staff member from The Apprentice.
The dude takes a golf cart to move 100 yards.
— *you’re (@RKJ65) August 16, 2019
Ohhh I just figured it out. Nan was with Trump just after he snorted several lines of Adderal. What you saw was a man speeding his very large, unfit ass off.
— LiA (@LibsInAmerica) August 16, 2019
Rofl. You must have gotten your certification from Rand Paul’s bogus group. Why do you feel you have to lie for him? Trump went to England and was the only one to fall asleep at the Queen’s dinner. He had to ride a golf cart in Italy while other leaders walked.
— Voting for a true Democrat for 2020 *Primary* (@scribunda) August 16, 2019
This is not a man that has “vigor” and “stamina”, you should know that, doc. pic.twitter.com/XA2jx9QDoD
— Stacey Hood (@StaceyHood) August 16, 2019
He took a golf cart to a photo shoot 200 feet away
— Maggie (@tasb89) August 16, 2019
lol Oh yeah this guy is just loaded with vigor and stamina pic.twitter.com/VsgbEBhNzH
— PeterDavies (@PeterMDavies80) August 16, 2019
First, not a chance he could. He’s never run a day in his life. But much more importantly…who cares? Policies are what matter and this president’s policies are incompetent, racist, fascistic, cruel, and failing. He’s hobbling our economy and our nation.
— D.L. Nash (@DCDav333) August 16, 2019
“Vigor and stamina” pic.twitter.com/rMEx6dOye8
— VedekYassim’sGhost (@MadVickie) August 16, 2019
I don’t think Americans get how much this was ridiculed outside the states. I’ve luckily been to Taormina and walked that same area it’s literally a 2-3 minute walk the rest of the world leaders seemed ok with it but they aren’t he size of a Mac truck
— Ghostface Killah (@volerecidivist) August 16, 2019
Trump might have the girth of 10 people, but definitely not the vigor or stamina. The guy can barely stand upright without support.
— Munchkin’s Nana (@Munchkinsnana) August 16, 2019
More like rigor and angina pic.twitter.com/eCeB9g98Ca
— VedekYassim’sGhost (@MadVickie) August 16, 2019
No, he has the Adderall of ten people, “doctor” – and policies that are literally torturing and killing people, destroying the economy for 99% of Americans, and hastening the destruction of a climate that can support humankind.
Who cares? I care, “doctor.”
— Miss Givings 🍑🆘 (@Cakes_of_Pan) August 16, 2019
I think you mean he appears to have girth and appetite of 10 people. pic.twitter.com/AojK8KK1B6
— Jonathan Mock., Esq🇪🇺 (@MrJonathanMock) August 16, 2019
People questioned Hayworth’s medical expertise based on her assessment.
I’m glad you’re not my doctor: you’d prescribe cough drops for a broken leg.
— Casper Dean (@PencesAngryEyes) August 16, 2019
Vigor and stamina of 10 people? LMAO…He hasn’t ran like that since middle school if he even did then. He rides in a freaking golf cart and hits a little ball around. That’s the extent of Mr. stamina.
— MeganRenee652 (@meganrenee652) August 16, 2019
Doctor, w/the greatest of respect, do u not remember all the times yr “vigor”ous “President” has taken a golf cart to go 2 blocks or less, while everyone else walked?
Or not gone somewhere bcs it would’ve req’d walking there?
been hitting up that med’s lockbox again, have we?
— Наталья Паршина (@smartalek180) August 16, 2019
Stamina of 10 men? More like the jelly belly of 10 men.
— Bad Karma (@BadKarm59255794) August 16, 2019
Well Nan thinks that she is smarter than anyone else because she is a doctor.
— #Save America🆘#resister🌊HonorHeatherHeyer (@NoraBrup) August 16, 2019
Poor Nan is a delusional cult member who should have her license yanked.
— Tabitha (@Tabitha1817) August 16, 2019
You mean he looks like he ate ten people?
— Matthew C. Billips (@Matt_Billips) August 16, 2019
I think Hayworth must be putting in her application for surgeon general.
— Nightmusic (@Nightmusics) August 16, 2019
“appears to have the vigor and stamina of ten people” Really?…and you’re an M.D.? Don’t think I’d rely on your medical advice. Oh, you’re an ophthalmologist…if you’re seeing “vigor and stamina”, you might want to have your own eyes examined!
— Joanna Harrington (@Rumbledoll52) August 16, 2019
He’s so lazy and unfit he drives on the golf green. pic.twitter.com/RDBF2VormT
— Orange is the New Blech (@Bmresistence) August 16, 2019
Vigor and stamina? He’s at least 60+lbs overweight. He’s a heart attack waiting to happen.
— Devin Nunes’ First Grade Teacher 3 Times (@kellydean77) August 16, 2019
If trump appears healthy to you, you should have your medical license revoked.
— Tara (@Tara_C_19) August 16, 2019
He is obese and out of shape. Sad to see a doctor embarass herself and her profession trying to kiss up to Trump. Shameful.
— PJLM (@PJLM) August 16, 2019
I realize there are underachievers in every field, but you sure did waste a lot of money on medical school just to end up being this dimwitted.
— Charlie Dillon (@cpdillonjr) August 16, 2019
You profess to be an MD yet also say that the body below ⬇️ has the ‘stamina of 10 people’. You discredit yourself & your medical knowledge with your obvious lies. We all see his dilated pupils which are signs of drug use & late night texts. Thats not healthy stamina. pic.twitter.com/9ZOB26fyDh
— LDN (@LDN_001) August 16, 2019
While some people just could not believe Hayworth was serious.
This has to be a parody account.
You’re saying that Donald has the “vigor and stamina of ten people” when we’ve *never once* seen him run, jog, or even walk fast. Didn’t even move his feet when dancing with his buddy Epstein. 🤭
— Annie Gray ✌️ (@snooze_cat) August 16, 2019
Nan is self parodying. Some of Trumps surrogates are either outrageously deluded. Or think their audiences are stupid.
— Christopher H Holte (@CHHolte) August 16, 2019
While one respondent provided a few greatest hits from Hayworth’s brief political career.
“Your” assessment: who cares?https://t.co/XVxmzoBhhl
— KrisPen (@KrisPen18) August 16, 2019
She’s an opthalmologist who can’t see beyond the end of her nose.
High on her own ego…or beholden to Trump…or both.
— The Carole Show (@TheCaroleShow) August 16, 2019
As of yet, the President has not responded to Parkhomenko’s post or Hayworth’s accolades.
The book The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President – Updated and Expanded with New Essays, is available here.