Following the footsteps of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, President Donald Trump has decided to stretch his annual physical out into two parts. At least that’s what he said in a tweet just after midnight last night.
Unlike his two previous yearly physical exams at the Walter Reade National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, this trip was not announced ahead of time by the White House, nor was it on his official public schedule, according to CNN.
In an additional change, Trump took his motorcade to the hospital, whereas on previous trips he took Marine One. There were no weather issues on Saturday to prevent chopper travel.
Any unusual Presidential activity is bound to raise eyebrows, but considering this occurred just after the Congressional impeachment inquiry kicked into gear and two days after former Trump operative Roger Stone was convicted on seven counts of lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstructing a House investigation into the Trump campaign, one could understand if POTUS needed an industrial strength Rolaid.
Political analyst and former helmsman of the U.S.S. Enterprise George Takei offered some medical advice from, as he put it, an octogenarian: “To keep your blood pressure down, get lots of rest, exercise daily, and stop committing impeachable acts like witness intimidation and obstruction of justice.”
Two-part annual physicals are uncommon (a Google search for the phrase only returns a giant shrug emoji) but White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said the two-hour visit was to take advantage of “a free weekend in Washington D.C.” in anticipation of “a very busy 2020.”
Trump’s last annual physical was in February of this year.
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