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Trump, Lying, Immature Brat, His Bathroom Jokes And Lying Doctors

Phil Garber
11 min readApr 8, 2024


It is not too much to expect a candidate for President to be a grown-up.

Instead, we have a candidate whose doctor claims is just this side of Adonis; a candidate who thinks it’s funny to say that President Joe Biden took a dump in the Oval Office on the hallowed Resolute desk also known as the Hayes desk, the desk which was a gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880 and was built from the oak timbers of the British Arctic exploration ship HMS Resolute.

At a fundraiser in Florida on Saturday, trump really did imply that Biden defecated on the historic desk. Trump told the amused gathering that he would probably not use the Resolute Desk because “it’s been soiled. And I mean that literally, which is sad.”

Trump also would consider forcing Ukraine to surrender some of its land in return for peace with Russia. Like a child, trump no doubt harbors a grudge and wants to get back at Ukraine because in July 2019, trump threatened to withhold military aid from Ukraine if President Volodymyr Zelenskyy refused to dig up dirt on Biden to promote a discredited conspiracy theory that Ukraine–⁠not Russia–⁠was behind interference in the 2016 presidential election. Zelenskyy refused and trump seethed.

The attempted strong arm led to trump’s first impeachment for soliciting foreign interference in the 2020 U.S. presidential election to help his re-election bid, and then obstructing the inquiry itself by telling his administration officials to ignore subpoenas for documents and testimony. Fomenting the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection by his supporters led to the second impeachment.

Trump is about as grown-up as a rich, spoiled, cloistered child. Trump is not a grown-up. And this is all the more reason that an objective, medical examination should be required at least for major presidential candidates.

A team of experts on aging composed the most objective report on the projected lifespan and health span of Biden and trump before the 2020 election. The study was published in the Sept. 9, 2020, edition of the Journal on Active Aging.

The experts used current personal and family health records for trump and Biden and concluded that both are likely to be “super agers — a subgroup of people that maintain their mental and physical functioning into late life and tend to live longer than the average person their age.” The analysis showed that both candidates have a higher than average probability of surviving the next four years relative to other men their age.

“The main force influencing these favorable survival estimates is familial longevity. Socioeconomic factors contributing to this conclusion are that both have access to excellent health care, high income, they are highly educated, and both are married,” the report said.

“Biden is expected to outlive Trump, even though he is three years older,” the report said. “The reasons are that Biden has an exceptional health profile for a man his age.”

The report said that trump faces an elevated familial risk of late onset Alzheimer’s disease (AD) as this was a major contributor to his father’s death who died of pneumonia, a common immediate cause of death in AD patients. Trump also faces an elevated risk of heart disease due to verified risk factors publicly revealed by his personal physician. The report also said that trump’s “obesity and sedentary lifestyle work against his familial longevity history and his otherwise healthy biological profile.”

“There is no evidence available in the public record to indicate that either candidate is facing a major cognitive functioning challenge — either now or during the next four years,” the report said.

Biden is expected to live to 96.8 years, above the average of 87.4 years. The report concluded that trump’s life expectancy is 88.6 years compared with the average of 86.2 years.

It has been impossible to glean reliable information directly from trump. The most recent direct information about trump’s health comes in a brief, November 2023 letter from trump’s doctor who happens to be a longtime golfing partner at trump’s luxurious golf club in Bedminster, N.J. The doctor writes that the ex-president is in “excellent health” and shows “exceptional” cognitive ability.

Trump will now proceed to sell all-American Bibles; gaudy, gold painted sneakers and about anything else the great grifter can grift.

Trump’s first health report in three years it claims he is incredibly perfect health. The three-page report was signed by Dr. Bruce A. Aronwald, a 64-year-old osteopathic, concierge physician based in Morristown, about 18 miles from trump’s Bedminster golf course. It did not disclose trump’s weight, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, medications or any other personal characteristics, other than to claim trump was in “excellent health” and had “exceptional” cognitive ability.

It also did not disclose that Aronwald has been a member of trump’s exclusive golf club for several years. The club’s website doesn’t cite membership fees, but initiation fees have been reported as high as $350,000 and annual fees have been reported to range from $14,000 to $25,000.

“There is no need for President Trump to release another medical report in addition to the one he recently made public,” Aronwald said. “The President is strong physically and sharp cognitively, and he’s in excellent health overall.”

And just as trump has ridiculously compared himself to Jesus Christ and the South African anti-apartheid hero, Nelson Mandela, trump said that Aronwald “is one of the best doctors in all of New Jersey and possibly the entire country. He has a great reputation and I have many friends who have been patients of his for years. A great doctor.”

Aronwald owns an elite “concierge” medical service that caters to wealthy patients who get 24-hour medical care with immediate appointments, no waiting times and even home visits. Concierge services generally can cost as much as $5,000 a year, with house calls an additional $1,000 per visit.

Aronwald claimed to have examined trump in November and issued a terse, three-paragraph letter asserting trump’s astounding health. Aronwald’s assessment is like previous highly questionable reports on trump’s health including one that was written by the former president himself, another by a doctor who lied about trump’s condition after trump tested positive for COVID-19 and a third by a former White House physician who has been sanctioned for being drunk and abusive to employees.

Biden has released a comprehensive, six-page medical report that details his blood tests, conditions, medications, exercise regimen and much more, which the White House said gives voters a clearer picture of health.

Trump, 77, has relentlessly attacked Biden, 81,claiming the president is too feeble and too old to be re-elected. Trump’s health is questionable at best, given his obvious girth and a reported diet of fat-filled, McDonald’s burgers, cholesterol dripping red meat and diet Cokes.

But trump’s condition will remain his own business as the Presidential Records Act permits a President to report as much or as little as he wants. Candidates are free to deceive or just not report on their medical issues while the act says that an outgoing president can restrict access to his medical records for 12 years.

Past Presidents also have been misleading or less than candid, suffering strokes, cancers, heart attacks, dementia, Addison’s disease, and more, in office, without informing the public.

White House doctors covered up President Woodrow Wilson’s bout with the flu and the mild stroke he suffered in 1919. The ailments of subsequent presidents, including Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, also were kept from the public, too. But Roosevelt, Kennedy and Wilson did not have communicable diseases unlike trump who lied about the extent of his condition when he tested positive for the highly contagious, COVID-19 virus.

Presidents also are not required to pass mental health exams or undergo psychological and psychiatric evaluations before assuming office. Trump was the only president who publicly acknowledged and shared the results of a basic cognitive test that he said he “aced.” But he failed to note that the test is nothing more than a basic indicator for dementia.

Prior to the 2016 election, Trump outright dissembled that he had undergone a medical exam in December 2015 by his longtime family doctor, gastroenterologist, Harold Bornstein. Bornstein was trump’s personal physician from 1980 until early 2018 and before 1980. his father, Jacob, was trump’s personal doctor.

In response to questions about his health, trump asked Bornstein in 2015 to issue a “full medical report” that trump predicted would show “perfection.” Two days later Bornstein signed a letter saying that trump’s “laboratory results are astonishingly excellent” and that trump “will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”

Bornstein confessed in August 2016 that he wrote the letter in five minutes while trump’s limousine waited. Bornstein repeated that trump’s “health is excellent, especially his mental health.” In May 2018 Bornstein said trump had dictated the letter over the telephone, then sent a car to pick it up.

“Mr. Trump dictated the letter and I would tell him what he couldn’t put in there…,” Bornstein said.

Bornstein said on May 1, 2018, that three trump representatives had “raided” his office and took all of trump’s medical records on Feb. 3, 2017. He said the group included trump’s longtime, personal bodyguard Keith Schiller and the Trump Organization’s chief legal officer Alan Garten. The raid came two days after trump cut ties with Bornstein after the doctor told reporters that trump used a prescription hair growth medicine, Propecia.

Bornstein died at age 79 on Jan. 8, 2021.

Once in office, trump chose Ronny Jackson, a physician and then-rear admiral in the Navy, as his chief medical advisor and personal doctor. Jackson was previously President Barack Obama’s personal physician from 2013 to 2018.

In March 2018, trump had nominated Jackson to be the Secretary of Veterans Affairs but a month later, Jackson withdrew amid allegations of misconduct and mismanagement during his service in the White House.

On Feb. 2, 2019, trump appointed Jackson as Assistant to the President and Chief Medical Advisor, a new position in the Executive Office. In 2019, Jackson held an hourlong press conference, praising Trump’s “incredibly good genes” and that trump had performed “exceedingly well” on a cognitive test and claiming that “if he had a healthier diet over the last 20 years, he might live to be 200 years old.”

Jackson said trump was in “excellent health” after his 2018 physical exam, despite evidence of heart disease and borderline obesity.

Jackson was criticized for the statements and was accused of misstating trump’s height and weight, which he listed at 6–3 and an astoundingly, svelte 239 pounds. Critics said that Jackson understated trump’s weight to minimize his obesity.

The claims about rump’s weight and height were quickly the grist for Internet users who juxtaposed photos of the president with those of athletes with similar listed heights and weights. Among them, were the former pro football player Tim Tebow, listed at 6–3 and 245 pounds; Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Keuchely, 6–3 and 238 pounds; and Major League baseball star Mike Trout at 6–2 and 235 pounds.

Trump called Jackson “one of the finest people that I have met.”

Jackson was nominated in March 2018 for promotion to the two-star rank of rear admiral but the Senate Committee on Armed Services returned the nomination because of an ongoing investigation by the Defense Department inspector general.

The investigation found that Jackson had drunk alcohol while on duty, acted inappropriately, and routinely yelled at subordinates. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said Jackson was known as “the candy man” at the White House because he allegedly handed out Ambien, Provigil, and other prescription drugs “like they were candy.”

The Defense Department investigation concluded that Jackson had “made sexual and denigrating statements about one of his female medical subordinates to another of his subordinates”; that Jackson “drank alcohol with his subordinates in Manila, became intoxicated, and, while in his hotel room, engaged in behavior that witnesses described as screaming and yelling, and behavior that some complained might wake the President”; and that Jackson took Ambien (a sleep medication) during official travel, “raising concerns about his potential incapacity to provide proper medical care during this travel.”

The Navy retroactively demoted Jackson to the rank of captain.

Jackson resigned from the post as trump’s personal doctor and was replaced by Navy officer Sean Conley.

Jackson announced his run for congress in 2019 and won the GOP nomination in a run-off election and later won the 2020 general election. During the campaign, Jackson claimed without evidence that Obama had spied on trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and accused him of “[weaponizing] the highest levels of our government to spy on President Trump.”

Jackson opposed mask mandates to halt the spread of COVID-19. During the January 6 attack on the Capitol, Jackson was inside the Capitol when members of the Oath Keepers militia allegedly exchanged text messages about protecting Jackson because he supposedly had “critical data.” Oathkeeper leader Stewart Rhodes replied, writing, “Give him (Jackson) my cell.” Rhodes was later convicted of seditious conspiracy and was sentenced to 18 years in federal prison.

In November 2021, Jackson created a conspiracy theory that Democrats made up the Omicron variant of COVID-19 which he called “MEV — the Midterm Election Variant” as “a reason to push unsolicited nationwide mail-in ballots” and to “cheat” in the upcoming midterm elections.

Jackson endorsed trump for president in 2024.

Conley, 43, is a Navy officer who served as the Physician to the President from 2018 to 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On May 18, 2020, trump revealed that he was taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventive measure against COVID-19, under Conley’s guidance. Less than a month earlier, the Food and Drug Administration reported concerns that hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine were being used inappropriately to treat non-hospitalized patients for COVID-19 or to prevent the disease.

“We authorized their temporary use only in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 when clinical trials are not available, or participation is not feasible, through an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). These medicines have a number of side effects, including serious heart rhythm problems that can be life-threatening,” the FDA said. Use of drugs like hydroxychloroquine “have not been shown to be safe and effective for treating or preventing COVID-19.”

On Oct. 1, 2020, trump and First Lady Melania trump both tested positive for COVID-19. Trump began self-isolating in the White House, but Conley recommended he transfer to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Conley stopped use of hydroxychloroquine and instead placed trump under an antiviral therapy, specifically remdesivir. Remdesivir is a broad-spectrum antiviral medication that is administered via injection into a vein. During the COVID‑19 pandemic, remdesivir was approved or authorized for emergency use to treat COVID‑19.

Conley said trump was “fatigued but in good spirits.” Later, he said trump had “nasal congestion and a cough and fatigue.” Two days later, Conley reported that most of trump’s symptoms had subsided.

But on the evening of October 3, Conley warned that trump was “not yet out of the woods.” Conley neglected to note that trump was receiving oxygen. The next day trump’s medical team reported that the President was “doing really well” after his oxygen level dipped the day before and after he was given the steroid dexamethasone.

Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. It is used to treat various conditions, including breathing disorders.

Conley was asked if CT scans showed pneumonia or lung damage.

“There’s some expected findings, but nothing of any major clinical concern,” Conley said.

In an Oct. 4, 2020, press conference, Conley admitted that he had lied when he did not report that trump was receiving supplemental oxygen to treat serious conditions including shortness of breath.

Conley said he withheld information in an effort to “reflect the upbeat attitude that the team, the president, his course of illness has had. I didn’t want to give any information that might steer the course of illness in another direction, and in doing so, you know, it came off that we were trying to hide something, which wasn’t necessarily true.”

On October 5, Trump tweeted that he would be discharged from the hospital at 6:30 p.m. The prospect of trump’s early release surprised infectious-disease experts, who said that trump planned to be discharged in a period when COVID-19 patients are particularly vulnerable to unpredictable and rapid declines in condition. Outside physicians said depiction of trump’s illness as relatively mild was inconsistent with the aggressive treatment he was receiving.

In the White House, Trump continued to receive dexamethasone and remdesivir. He also conducted business without wearing a mask.

Upon his inauguration, Biden announced he would name Dr. Kevin O’Connor as the White House physician.