Donald Trump underwent his second annual physical examination as president on February 8th, and the White House doctor, Sean Conley, declared the President "in very good health."
WH Physician: Trump “in very good health... will remain so for the duration of his Presidency, and beyond.” https://t.co/iudGrh8LdF— Jim Acosta (@Jim Acosta)1549666110.0
Since then, however, we have not received any specifics about Trump's health, only that "reports and recommendations are being finalized."
So on Tuesday, Dr. Jonathan Reiner, who had served as Vice President Dick Cheney's longtime cardiologist, asked on Twitter:
"What are they hiding?"
It’s been 4 days since the president underwent his annual physical exam and still no data has been released. What a… https://t.co/bZkQQyMjr1— Jonathan Reiner (@Jonathan Reiner)1549980668.0
This tweet was a follow up to tweets Reiner had posted last week, expressing his skepticism about the release of such a limited statement.
The White House waits for the end of the day on Fri to release no objective data concerning the president’s health.… https://t.co/wr1kVDONaZ— Jonathan Reiner (@Jonathan Reiner)1549667323.0
Reiner concluded that "there's obviously data this pt doesn't like."
Every report of the medical fitness of POTUS includes basic data such as Wt, BMI, BP, chol, PSA, stress test, etc.… https://t.co/lhhQ4ktYoq— Jonathan Reiner (@Jonathan Reiner)1549721963.0
Many seconded Reiner's concerns.
@JReinerMD @jaketapper @peterbakernyt If it was "great news", Trump would have been bragging. No news? Yep, they're hiding something— Jill O (@Jill O)1549991518.0
@JReinerMD @jaketapper @peterbakernyt It may need some “doctoring”— Joseph E. Grand (@Joseph E. Grand)1549986868.0
@JReinerMD @jaketapper @peterbakernyt https://t.co/3wXvYbGqGZ— kevin (@kevin)1549984840.0
@JReinerMD @jaketapper @peterbakernyt Don't worry. It's being released with the tax returns— Marshall Auerback (@Marshall Auerback)1549983468.0
And even hazarded their own guesses as to what the White House might be hiding:
@JReinerMD @jaketapper @peterbakernyt What they're hiding: 1-he meets the standard for "morbidly obese" 2-he can't… https://t.co/Jh7yx8ZcO6— Cherie Winner 🆘 (@Cherie Winner 🆘)1549983105.0
Reiner's right to ask, of course. Harold Bornstein, the doctor who performed Trump's 2014 physical examination released a glowing report about the then-presidential candidate's health. Four years later, Bornstein admitted that the report hadn't been written by him, but by Trump himself.
Trump's "excellent" health report called out as fake news on late-night TV circuit. https://t.co/QoOKl09Mom https://t.co/xw54be3yZ9— ABC News (@ABC News)1516198556.0
Some have speculated that Trump even contributed to Conley's February 8th statement on his health, since the doctor explained in Trumpian fashion that Trump expected to "remain [in very good health] for the duration of his presidency, and beyond."
@SassyHairDood @JReinerMD @jaketapper @peterbakernyt https://t.co/WaqzziCCQV— 🌈 💙Two For Joy 💙🌈 (@🌈 💙Two For Joy 💙🌈)1549985427.0
@JReinerMD @jaketapper @peterbakernyt The WH Medical Office continues to delay the release of #Trump's medical data… https://t.co/0RECNG2d9e— John Drummond 🌊🌊 (@John Drummond 🌊🌊)1550007967.0
If Trump is, indeed, the picture of good health, why haven't we seen the data? It certainly makes one wonder what else is in that report.