Did the White House Fake Trump’s Physical Results?

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We all waited with bated breath for President Donald Trump’s physical results —asking how in the world could this rotund, KFC-and-McDonald’s-eating 71-year-old be in decent health?


How, indeed?

On Friday, the White House released a statement allegedly written by the doctor who administered the exam. It said that the president was “in excellent health.”

Except for one niggling thing: The doctor’s name was spelled wrong.

White House physician Ronny Jackson spells his name with a “y.” As Rachel Maddow reported on her show Friday night, the statement released by the White House was signed by a “Dr. Ronnie Jackson,” who spells his name with an “ie.”

I think a man who has gone through medical school and made it all the way to the White House would know how to spell his own name. Unless ... unless.


Shareblue reports that it was also odd that this doctor who can’t spell his own name went against protocol in that he put “Dr.” in front of his name, when most medical doctors use their name followed by their degree (for example, “Ronny Jackson, M.D., FAAEM”), rather than list their title (“Dr.”).

President Barack Obama’s test results—by the very same doctor—were a bit more detailed.


Although Trump reportedly spent more than three hours with a physician, the details, including his current medications, weight, BMI, blood pressure and cholesterol results—like his real tax returns—will most likely never see the light of day.

Ms. Bronner Helm is the Senior Editorial Director at Colorlines. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.


So! You’re a Rear Admiral in the Navy, and an MD. Presumably, you make it that far in your career you care a little bit about your credibility. What are the odds that Dr. Jackson has the courage to disavow this note if it actually turns out to be forged?