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Subject: Breaking: Donald Trump Is NOT Pregnant!
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Subject: Breaking: Donald Trump Is NOT Pregnant!
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:05:41 -0000 (UTC)
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That was about the only question not asked by a Washington press corps 
wondering if a billionaire developer who beat 16 primary opponents, 
including senators and governors, for the Republican nomination, then 
beat the smartest woman in the world for the presidency, and is the 
author of an economic renaissance is drinking too much Diet Coke.  If 
these are the results, then buy a case each for the 535 in the House and 
the Senate.

Despite a detailed physical report presented at Tuesday's White House 
press conference by presidential physician Rear Admiral Dr. Ronny Jackson 
saying President Trump is in excellent health, the Jim Acostas of the 
world want to know if President Trump wears dentures and what his BMI 
(body mass index) is.  In fact, we how have reports of a "girther" 
movement arising.  Maybe we can retire the national debt with a "guess 
his weight" contest.  William Howard Taft, call your office.

Judging from the repetitive questions about President Trump's mental 
state, whether he has Alzheimer's or early onset dementia, one would 
suggest that it is the press that has OCD (obsessive compulsive 
disorder).  At least they didn't ask him if he knows where Captain 
Queeg's missing strawberries were.

Dr. Jackson was asked about so-called mental health professionals around 
the country diagnosing President Trump as mentally unfit, suggesting that 
the president, who is fond of McDonald's, is one fry short of a Happy 
Meal.  Dr. Jackson was too charitable to suggest what response these 
distant doctors should receive.  They should have their licenses pulled 
for unprofessional conduct.

There is something called the "Goldwater rule," named after the 1964 Fact 
magazine article in which psychiatrists were polled about Senator Barry 
Goldwater's fitness to be president.  The American Psychiatric 
Association considers it unethical to make and express psychological 
evaluations from afar and without the evaluee's consent.  Most people 
just call it by its other name: character assassination.

One doesn't recall a similar press conference and badgering of Hillary's 
physician whether being a serial liar indicated a severe psychiatric 
problem rendering her unfit for the presidency; whether the consequences 
of her bumping her head shortly before her scheduled Benghazi testimony 
was covered up; or whether her health problems, stumbles, falls, and a 
hidden case of pneumonia rendered her unfit for office.

After Hillary Clinton's Benghazi testimony was delayed by a fall and a 
concussion, the state of her health was treated by her defenders as a 
medical subset of the vast right-wing conspiracy.  She attempted to make 
light of new questions being raised, in part from simple observation of 
her recent behavior by opening a jar of pickles on Jimmy Kimmel's show 
and having him feel her pulse.  The media roared.

The press treated concerns about her health as just another far-right 
conspiracy theory, but incidents indicating she might be in a real pickle 
over her health kept popping up.  For example, on July 21, 2016, Hillary 
was filmed talking to reporters when she began a bizarre head-bobbing 
episode followed by a strange response to reporters' questions about her 
V.P. choices.  As The Hill reported:

[The Hill]

Hillary Clinton seemed taken aback and sought to change the subject when 
reporters asked whether she has spoken with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-
Mass.) about being her running mate.

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee was speaking to reporters 
as she bought a cold tea at Uprising Muffin Company in Washington, D.C.'s 
Shaw neighborhood Friday.

"Have you talked about vice presidential possibilities with Sen. 
Warren?" one reporter is heard asking in a video tweeted by CBS reporter 
Hannah Chanpong.

The presumptive Democratic nominee exaggeratedly bobs her head, widens 
her eyes and then laughs when a few reporters repeat the question.

"You guys have got to try the cold chai," Clinton responded, holding up 
her tea.

[/The Hill]

This bizarre episode was chalked up by some as campaign fatigue, but this 
was not just some slip of the tongue.  It may also be the tip of a health 
issue iceberg: in May, 2011 Hillary Clinton fell boarding her aircraft 
during a trip to the Middle East.  A video of the event recorded her 
fall.  As the Telegraph reported:

[Telegraph]

The [U.S. s]ecretary of [s]tate was boarding a plane to head to Oman when 
she tripped over a step and ended up on the floor.

Mrs. Clinton was visiting Yemen, with the declared aim of helping the 
country cope with a growing al-Qaeda threat through political, social[,] 
and economic reforms, was unhurt and was quickly helped to her feet to 
continue her journey.

[/Telegraph]

A photo that went viral and that was later published by Reuters and Getty 
shows Hillary being helped up the stairs of a home during a campaign stop 
in South Carolina in February:

[Breitbart]

Hillary Clinton needed to be physically helped up a moderate flight of 
stairs by her team of staffers and handlers, according to campaign[] 
trail photos that made the rounds on the [i]nternet Sunday.

Reuters and Getty photographs captured Hillary Clinton, 68, struggling to 
make it up the stairs, either as a result of her fragile body or perhaps 
because her well[] documented brain injuries make it harder for her to 
transport herself through daily life activities.  The photos gained wide 
circulation on the [i]nternet Sunday.  The photos were taken in February 
as Clinton was campaigning in South Carolina.

[/Breitbart]

Perhaps this explains why Hillary's campaign appearances were carefully 
choreographed and why she avoided press conferences.  Another head-
bobbing incident would have been harder to explain than Donald Trump's 
hair.

Should Hillary's health be campaign issue?  In 2014, Investor's Business 
Daily said it should, starting with the bobbing and weaving around the 
original "Benghazi bump":

[Investor's Business Daily]

After Bill Clinton contradicted State Department claims about Hillary's 
health with news of a six-month rehab, her fitness should be as much of 
an issue as Sarah Palin's baby and John McCain's age.

Karl Rove has taken a lot of heat for raising the issue of age and mental 
condition of a secretary of state who disappeared from public view as the 
Benghazi controversy arose.  The questions are similar to those asked 
about President Reagan after his first debate with Vice President Walter 
Mondale, and those asked about Sen. John McCain and his prisoner of war 
experiences.  So why is Hillary Clinton being treated differently?

During the week of Dec. 9, 2012, [s]ecretary of [s]tate Clinton is said 
to have fainted at home, hitting her head as she fell.  Clinton was 
diagnosed with a concussion, the New York Times reported on Dec. 13, with 
a State Department official saying the concussion "was not severe."

On Dec. 15, State Department spokesman Philippe Reines released this 
statement on the concussion:

"While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became 
dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion.  She has been recovering 
at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors."

On Jan. 3, 2013, Clinton is released from the hospital and returns to 
work where she is presented with a football helmet by State Department 
staff.  Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland explains that "the secretary is going 
to be wearing the glasses instead of her contacts for some period of time 
because of lingering issues that stemmed from her concussion."

After that, the administration took the usual "nothing to see here, so 
let's move on" position.

Then on May 14, while defending his wife from Rove's remarks on whether 
this was more than a head bump, Bill Clinton revealed that his wife's 
injury "required six months of very serious work to get over."  This 
contradicted news and State Department accounts.  The question is why 
this was not revealed earlier.

[/Investor's Business Daily]

Indeed, there were many questions about Hillary's health, past, present, 
and future, that needed to be answered, starting with the obfuscation 
that continues to this day.  The "Fox News Medical A-Team" addressed the 
issue on Hannity:

[Real Clear Politics]

Dr. Marc Seigel said "the public has a right to know" and speculated on 
what the issue could be but was more interested in previous spills and a 
concussion she had in 2012.

"I think the public has a right to know," Seigel said.  "We're talking in 
2008[;] Sean, I looked over a thousand pages of John McCain's records 
because of a melanoma he had 10 years ago.  What about Hillary?  In 2009, 
a severe fall.  She breaks her elbow.  In 2011, she boards a plane, 
falls.  In 2012 she has a severe concussion [that] Bill Clinton says took 
her six months to recover from.

"Then she ends up with a blood[] clot in the brain and a lifetime of 
blood[-]thinners," Seigel said.  "Just that point alone