President Donald Trump underwent his first annual physical as commander in chief Friday, and Democrats were holding their breath for a negative report. Rachel Maddow thinks there's something amiss with the announcement that Trump received the all clear.
She dismisses the “Trumpiness” of the wording:
To her, a clue that this report was completely fabricated is the fact that Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson's name was misspelled:
Just going to take a wild guess that Dr. Jackson didn't actually write that note the White House put out. pic.twitter.com/yvZuv7tXrr
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) January 13, 2018
"You know what? I'm gonna go out on a limb here and raise the possibility that this statement was not written by the White House physician. [...]
I'm not basing my skepticism on the authorship of this statement on the 'Trumpiness' of the statement itself. The reason I think this might not have actually been written by the White House physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, is because that is not how your spell Ronny Jackson."
Maddow surmises the only way this could have happened is if the White House wrote its own statement about the president's health and signed the rear admiral's name without bothering to spell check it.
Trump went into the exam extremely optimistic, telling a reporter, “I think it's going to go very well. I'll be very surprised if it doesn't.”
The official results of his physical will be made public sometime in the upcoming week, according to White House officials.
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