You can’t keep Donald Trump down.
New reports prove just how tough our favorite former president really is. According to former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham’s new book, former President Trump had to undergo a “minor procedure” during his term which typically requires one to be put under. However, Trump just toughed it out without the local anesthesia in an effort to avoid turning powers over to his vice president.
Business Insider reports:
Trump puzzled reporters with a mysterious, unscheduled November 2019 visit to Walter Reed and added to the confusion by saying the appointment was the first part of his routine annual physical, which is normally done in just one appointment.
Grisham, without naming the cause of the visit, describes it as being for “a very common procedure” for which “a patient is sometimes put under” — and says former President George W. Bush had one while in office.
Bush, who underwent a colonoscopy in 2007, temporarily signed over the powers of the presidency to then-Vice President Dick Cheney.
But Trump, Grisham writes, was so reluctant to hand over those presidential powers to Vice President Mike Pence that he underwent the procedure without anesthesia, the book says, with Grisham adding that Trump didn’t want to be “the butt of a joke” of TV comedians.
America once had a president that would rather keep his eyes open during surgery than entrust his presidential powers to another then went to a president that needs a carefully concocted list to speak to the press. How the mighty have fallen…