President Donald Trump’s Press secretary Stephanie Grisham on Saturday argued it was “dangerous for the country” for anyone to question whether she is putting out honest information for the public.
Grisham’s comments came following President Trump’s surprise visit to Walter Reed Hospital for an unscheduled “checkup,” resulting in a great deal of speculation.
She claimed Trump was “healthy” and “without complaints” — a claim many found unlikely as the president has spent a good deal of time as president airing his many grievances.
“Further speculation beyond the extensive & honest info I put out is wholly irresponsible & dangerous for the country,” Grisham argued on Twitter.
EXACTLY! Thank you for helping me get the correct information out. Further speculation beyond the extensive & honest info I put out is wholly irresponsible & dangerous for the country. https://t.co/gl6XOxgbmL
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) November 17, 2019
On Saturday, Republican strategist Cheri Jacobus suggested the visit was a political move to tee up Trump’s resignation — and pardoning.
And Twitter piled on:
This does not add up; the White House Medical Unit has very comprehensive facilities at the White House complex that could easily accommodate most of what is needed in an annual physical. As a fmr USSS Agent assigned POTUS, I have never seen the annual formality occur in stages. https://t.co/32KGdf8yXR
— Jonathan Wackrow (@JDWackrow) November 16, 2019
Now @NoahGrayCNN reports: Trump's trip to Walter Reed "was not on his schedule as of Friday, a source familiar with the matter told CNN." As of Saturday A.M., the source added, the visit was not on Trump's internal schedule. W.H. declined to comment on when it was scheduled (2/2)
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 17, 2019
Does Trump's unscheduled visit to Walter Reed, on a Saturday no less, suggest that someone is laying the groundwork to resign due to health concerns?
— Lynn Comella (@LynnComella) November 17, 2019