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Trump visits Walter Reed


Anyone want to take a guess what’s going on? I’d heard yesterday that a White House reporter had seen him in an agitated conversation with Bill Barr in the Oval Office. Other unconfirmed reports are that he threw things and threatened to fire people.

He took his ire out on Yovanovitch, Taylor and Kent today in a tweet and pardoned some war criminals yesterday. Sounds to me like he’s out of control.

And who could blame him for starting to unravel? Career public servants are telling the truth in televised hearings, some of his own side are starting to confess to the Impeachment Inquiry committee and violating Trump’s orders to defy subpoenas. His friend Roger Stone was convicted of lying to Congress about what Trump knew and when he knew it with respect to Wikileaks in 2016. Merrick Garland ruled against Trump on his income tax case, sending it to the Supreme Court.

Next week is going to be very traumatizing. Gordon Sondlund can look forward to having Roger Stone as a cell mate if he doesn’t correct the record he’s already corrected. His formidable loyalty wall is starting to crumble.

It’s looking bad for Trump. He’s getting blamed for everything he did. If I were him, my blood pressure would be through the roof and I’d be having trouble pushing blood through that bloated, lie clogged body.

Maybe he’s so irrational and out of control that his aides have bundled him off to a behavioral health unit for evaluation. Maybe they’re waiting for a bed to open in a clinic somewhere.

As one commenter noted:

“I hope it’s nothing minor”

I’m sure it was a typo.

More comments of this type are showing up in my twitter feed:

Oh, my, that would be awful. For Barron. The kid seems completely innocent. And what’s her name. You know, the one who’s smart enough to keep a low profile? Tiffany! Slipped my mind for a moment there.


Update: Trump is back home. According to his press secretary (who no one has ever seen on TV):

“After a quick exam and labs, the President is headed back downtown. The President remains healthy and energetic without complaints, as demonstrated by his repeated vigorous rally performances in front of thousands of Americans…

Lab work shows Our Glorious Leader to be stronger that Superman and can defeat leftist kryptonite with a single tweet!

Ok then. He went to the hospital about 5 hours ago, came back 3 hours ago. Spent some time meeting with soldiers. I’m sure they were thrilled about that. But all in all, he didn’t spend a lot of time there. About 2 hours. Probably didn’t wait in the ER too long. And you know, it does make you wonder why he had to go to the hospital to have blood drawn. He could have had the White House physician draw his blood to send off to the lab or do an EKG. No need for a motorcade and breathless speculation.

So, I’m guessing his trip was required because the hospital had some diagnostic equipment that they don’t have sitting around in the West Wing.

Still, 2 hours is a short visit. Contrast CT’s take minutes. MRIs take a bit longer. Behavioral health evaluation might have taken longer but with Trump, how much time do you need to determine he’s an unhinged sadistic megalomaniac?

So, probably nothing to worry about. Except that it was sudden.

And unscheduled.

And he had lab work done.