Why was Trump at Walter Reed hospital? Speculations over 'cerebral event' grow as Internet points out IV bruise

The bruise on his hand is in the same place where an IV is often inserted during hospital visits, said a user


                            Why was Trump at Walter Reed hospital? Speculations over 'cerebral event' grow as Internet points out IV bruise
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On Saturday, the Associated Press posted a photo of him which showed him carrying a large stack of newspapers. But what really made matters fishy was that he appeared to have a giant bruise on the back of his hand. The bruise on his hand is in the same place where an IV is often inserted during hospital visits. However, just like the last time, the matter is quite hush-hush this time around too.

In November 2019, President Donald Trump had made a mysterious visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and underwent a two-hour doctor's examination. The White House had then claimed that it was a part of a routine annual physical and included lab work, issuing statements about his health. It was also reported that the visit did not follow the protocol of a routine presidential medical exam. At the same time, the White House went to "extraordinary lengths" to cover up the real reason behind the visit to the hospital. It must be noticed, however, that the president's physical and cognitive health has been declining since as is also proved in his many public appearances. 

This has sent 'Walter Reed' trending on Twitter as the issue keeps getting bigger and bigger. "Look at the bruising on his hand. He was attached to an intravenous line. They did a poor job of it, or he was fighting them. #WalterReed," said a user.



 

On top of that, many can't stop wondering he is carrying that stack of newspapers considering he has an entourage around him at all times. Why would the president carry a stack of newspapers like that, what is he hiding? "Thats a damn good point. He never carries anything, ever. Maybe a hat at most. With a whole staff with him, why would he be carrying newspapers that we all know he doesn't read?" tweeted a user. 



 

An ICU nurse explained the bruise. "I’m an ICU nurse so trust me - 45 has recently experienced a venopuncture for either blood work or an IV infusion of some kind. Only other possible reason for the large hand bruise would be a traumatic injury to the hand. There is no other plausible explanation."



 

Theories about him holding the stack of papers are also rampant. "Trump’s never read a paper in his life. That’s what they do when someone is having tremors, keep pressure on the arm by having them hold something. What are they hiding from us about Trump’s health? Why was he at Walter Reed today?"



 

Earlier this month, another New York Times report started doing the rounds about how Trump had taken a test at Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre for his mental health and "aced" it. He bragged about his success in the mental test during his interview with Sean Hannity. Again, the White House wouldn't clarify when or why POTUS took the test. 

Although his most recent visit to Walter Reed isn't covered by the press, there is growing speculation on Twitter that these visits have something to do with a brain-related issue. "Word is he was at Walter Reed for Cerebral event - and don’t forget about the papers hidden inside the newspaper," a user speculated like thousands of others.



 

The President's health must not be a state secret and many on Twitter are now demanding transparency to know what is happening with him. What is a democracy when the health of the leaders is also kept under wraps? What are the citizens of the country to make of these unscheduled visits to Walter Reed, visits that reportedly don't even follow procedure? "America deserves to know what's wrong with their president; do we need to invoke the 25th amendment? It appears Trump's at Walter Reed today ...." said a Twitter user.