It's curious, isn't it. It's now 6 months after impeached President Donald Trump said he was starting his 2020 physical.
He hasn't completed the routine medical examination he said he started in November.
The White House won't say why.
I wonder why.
In November 2019, exactly six months ago this week, Trump began what the White House at the time described as “portions” of his third physical during a two-hour examination, report Geoff Bennett and Monica Alba at NBC News:
Senior administration officials did not immediately respond to NBC News’ request for comment about the delay — despite Trump announcing this week he was taking an unproven and potentially dangerous drug after being exposed to an aide who tested positive for coronavirus.
Asked in early March about when he would complete his physical, the president told reporters, “I’m going probably over the next 90 days. I’m so busy, I can’t do it.”
A month later, as the coronavirus pandemic hospitalized UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Trump said he would finish the exam “at the appropriate time” adding, “but I feel very good.”
A president’s annual physical typically occurs at the beginning of a new year. Trump’s 2019 exam was conducted in February, and his 2018 physical was conducted in January. It is uncommon for a president to complete a routine physical exam months apart and in multiple stages.
I'm sure it's a very cool and normal. A perfect physical. Great.
PHOTO: Donald Trump claps his tiny hands as veterans ride their motorcycles along the South Drive of the White House Friday, May 22, 2020, during the Rolling to Remember: Honoring Our Nations Veterans and POW-MIA event. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
GOD BLESS @NBCNews.
Media FINALLY calls out the most obvious truth: trump is not healthy, upstairs or down.
Since his fraudulent health letter in 2016, trump & his ✌️doctors✌️have concealed, distorted and lied.
He was suddenly taken to a hospital.
A HOSPITAL. SUDDENLY.
— Philippe Reines (@PhilippeReines) May 22, 2020
The White House declined to explain why President Trump hasn’t completed an annual physical yet, despite questions this week over his use of a potentially dangerous drug after being exposed to an aide with coronavirus. Latest with @GeoffRBennett https://t.co/lUDyc2N2RE
— Monica Alba (@albamonica) May 22, 2020
"...hydroxychloroquine use is linked to increased rates of mortality and heart arrhythmias among patients with COVID-19. Trump—in a previous physical conducted in 2018—had been diagnosed with a form of heart disease common among men in his age group." https://t.co/K6ytoJtpRC
— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) May 22, 2020