This article is twenty years old. Can you imagine what a gallon of Diet Coke, every day, could do to a man over the course of twenty years? Especially a man who does not believe in exercise? Holy cow. And, of course, Trump is the guy who said, "I have never seen a thin person drinking Diet Coke."
I have made the case in the past that Trump needs to be medically examined by a senior physician at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as soon as possible; this is not an exaggeration. The man is not healthy, nor is he well.
Here's a little background on the Executive Healthcare department:
A Tradition of Serving Our Nation’s Leaders
Established in 1935 by President Roosevelt, and historically known as The President’s Hospital, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) has a long tradition of excellence.
World-class care is delivered to the nation's leaders - members of the Executive Branch, the U. S. Congress, Supreme Court justices, flag and general officers of the armed services, and eligible family members. Other authorized government officials and beneficiaries, designated by the Secretary of the Navy, and foreign military and embassy personnel are provided care at WRNMMC. A unique military medical complex, WRNMMC serves beneficiaries and senior military leaders from commands around the world.
Support Services for Executives
Ours is a unique and historical position of providing personalized and coordinated health care to our nation’s leaders and their families. Our range of services include:
Liaison to the Medical Office of The White House and the Office of the Attending Physician to Congress.
Coordinate all visits and appointments for distinguished visitors, including Flag Officer Physical Exams.
Ensure convenient parking.
Coordinate clinical results and documentation.
Ensure secure and confidential care.
A comfortable and quiet Executive Healthcare lounge features TV, radio, and reading materials.
Someone needs to get Trump to Walter Reed for a checkup. If they're going to ask anything at the daily press gaggle, maybe they should try to find out when Trump will be heading over to Walter Reed for a complete physical.
UPDATE: I published this in June to little or no fanfare. The fact that the President of the United States has been drinking about a gallon of Diet Coke every day for over twenty years would, I believe, count as a "holy shit" moment in a time of numerous "holy shit" moments, but still.
They tell you several things in blogging school, and one of those things is, "never link to a Jeanne Moos story because, well, people don't like that."