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In November 2019 Donald Trump made an unscheduled trip to Walter Reed Army Hospital. Rumors about a medical emergency became rampant since the hospital trip was unscheduled and it was by automobile, not by helicopter as usual. The White House press secretary generally quieted the inflammatory speculation with the explanation...

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden shrugged off a question (8/04/20) about taking a cognitive assessment test. Black CBS reporter Errol Barnett was the questioner. Biden responded, "No, I haven't taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test?" Biden then challenged the reporter in a peculiar way, "That's...

The matter of Presidential candidate Joe Biden's mental fitness for the presidency festers without resolution. This candidate's official and unofficial spokesmen continue to brush away questions about his mental acuity. As of this posting no recent neurological or psychiatric findings have been revealed. Moreover, no examination has been scheduled that...

Previous posts in the space have discussed the evidence that Democrat 2020 Presidential nominee Joe Biden may have early dementia. It is only fair that his opponent President Donald Trump be subjected to similar scrutiny. Just recently Biden boasted that he would match his cognitive abilities anytime anywhere against those...

Joe Biden, the presumptive 2020 Democratic candidate for President, has ongoing unanswered questions about his mental capacity. Two prior posts have examined at length whether the 77 year-old is exhibiting signs of dementia. The available evidence points towards an answer in the affirmative. What are the arguments that support Biden's present...

This is a highly controversial issue. This writer will attempt mightily to be non-partisan in addressing the question, although admittedly not a fan of this candidate. The following post will document speech and behavior patterns that support the notion of the candidate's mental confusion. The excerpts are taken from conservative publications....

It was not too long ago that the mental status of President Donald Trump was called into question by Democrat politicians, newspaper editorialists, and TV pundits. Stories were frequent about cabinet huddles and Dept of Justice meetings in which the invocation of Section IV of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment to the US...

Bernie's Medical Stonewall was the headline of a lead editorial in Saturday's Wall Street Journal. (2/22/2020). The subtitle read "He pledged to release his health records. Then he had a heart attack." After the 78 year old cardiac patient reneged on his earlier promise of transparency, his press secretary said health...

Two days after this blog's initial health analysis of Senator Bernie Sander's Health was published, the Huntington Post (Feb 10, 2020) issued a follow-up, (Bernie Sanders Walks Back Promise to Release 'Comprehensive' Medical Records). Right after his 2019 heart attack Sen. Sanders said that he would absolutely release his medical records...

The health of candidate Joe Biden remains in the news. Two reporters from The Washington Examiner interviewed Dr. David Scheiner who was Barack Obama's personal physician before his presidency. The headline from this interview shouted, "Lots of issues: Biden not a healthy guy." Dr. Scheiner worried about the candidate's potential for...

Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt died seventeen years before her husband Theodore Roosevelt ascended to the presidency of the United States. She is the most recent of the five women who never saw their husbands reach the White House. Martha Jefferson, Hannah Van Buren, and Ellen Arthur were featured recently in...

Six United States Presidents entered the White House unmarried; four were widowers - Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, and Chester Alan Arthur. Two others were bachelors - James Buchanan and Grover Cleveland. Martha Jefferson was the first woman to die before her husband was elected President. Popular media have linked...

Ellen Axson Wilson was the first of President Woodrow Wilson's (1913-1921) two wives. Ellen Wilson died on August 6, 1914. Her death devastated and profoundly depressed the president to the extent that he became unfocused and indecisive in the presidency, in significant contrast to his determined and brisk decision-making of...

Caroline Harrison was the wife of President Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893) who in turn was the grandson of President William Henry Harrison (1841). The later Harrison has the distinction, which probably will remain unique forever, of both defeating and then losing to the same opponent, Democrat Grover Cleveland (1885-1889, 1893-1897). Mrs....

Three American First Ladies died, compared to eight US Presidents who expired while president. The three are Letitia Tyler, Caroline Harrison, and Ellen Wilson. Two died from the delayed complications of childbirth while Mrs. Harrison was a victim of pulmonary tuberculosis. Letitia Tyler was a most obscure First Lady. Little is...

Presidents Andrew Jackson and Donald Trump possessed many similarities both before and during their respective presidencies. Both would be considered macho men- - tall and imposing, proud, boisterous, accomplished, and triumphantly elected from backgrounds beyond politics. However, the two differed in two significant respects - fertility and women. Donald Trump is the...

Melania Trump is the 49 year old wife of the country's 45th president, Donald J. Trump Her striking appearance seems to preclude any significant medical problems. Moreover, her penchant for privacy further beclouds any significant history of illness or physical disability. It was a sudden surprise when Mrs. Trump was hospitalized in...

John Eaton was President Jackson's Secretary of War. This cabinet choice was controversial and ultimately disruptive. Not the first time that a president, upon reflection, would want a 'do over,' as President Trump retrospectively regrets his selection of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. Eaton (1790-1856) had much to recommend him for...

A PRIMER TO THE 25th AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION Donald Trump recently completed his first comprehensive medical examination as United States President. Before and immediately after this event, the mainstream media made a big fuss over the applicability of the 25th Amendment to his ability to function as president....

AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS DOES NOT SPARE PRESIDENTIAL WIVES Recent history has taught that the wives of Presidents and of presidential candidates do not escape collateral damage when their husbands are under fire from political enemies. The opposition tactic was to damage the target by inflicting pain on his closest ally, his...

[caption id="attachment_17011" align="alignleft" width="300"] Generated by IJG JPEG Library[/caption] While Melania Trump has settled into the traditional role of a First Lady, her step-daughter Ivanka Trump has assumed the policy/political profile of many recent First Ladies. This bifurcation of what many assume to be the duties and responsibilities of the wife of an...

President GH Bush celebrated his 93d birthday on June 12, 2017. His health remains fragile; he was released from Houston's Methodist Hospital in late April 2017 after treatment for bronchitis and pneumonia. Moreover, he suffers from Parkinson's Disease which confines him to a wheel chair. Fortunately, the ex-president has recovered;...

Melania Trump has moved into the White House and has assumed the traditional responsibilities of a First Lady. Her role became apparent during the Trumps' recent Mideast and Europe trip. She was prominently photographed at ceremonial dinners, during the Trumps' visit to the Vatican, and at appearances at childens' hospitals....

BARBARA BUSH, THE OLDEST FIRST LADY, STILL LIVING, WILL BE NINETY-TWO ON AUGUST 8th. Presently, the United States is fortunate to have five living former First Ladies: Barbara Bush will celebrate her ninety-second birthday on August 8, 2017. She was recently hospitalized for a week in Houston to recover from bronchitis. Her...