The denials come after a new book raised an ext questions around Trump's secret trip come Walter Reed medical facility last year.

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President Donald Trump posted a baffling tweet Tuesday proclaiming that he has not had a collection of "mini-strokes" — and also he had the White home physician relax a explain backing up his claim.

"It never ever ends! now they are trying to say that your favourite President, me, checked out Walter Reed clinical Center, having actually suffered a series of mini-strokes. Never happened to THIS candidate - FAKE NEWS," trump card tweeted.

The tweet was adhered to hours later on by a statement from White residence physician Sean Conley, who claimed he to be speaking out at Trump"s request. "I have the right to confirm the President Trump has actually not proficient nor been evaluated for a cerebrovascular accident (stroke), transient ischemic assault (mini stroke), or any acute cardiovascular emergencies, as have actually been incorrectly reported in the media," Conley said.

No major media outlet appears to have actually reported in recent days that Trump had actually a collection of mini-strokes.


A White residence aide said Trump was referring come a tweet from former President invoice Clinton"s former press secretary Joe Lockhart, that asked in a tweet Monday whether Trump had actually had "a hit which he is hiding from the American public." Lockhart go not mention "mini-strokes."

Lockhart tweeted that his concern was sparked through a brand-new account of Trump"s mysterious visit come Walter Reed National army Medical facility in November in a publication that go on sale Tuesday.

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In his book, "Donald trump card vs. The joined States," brand-new York time reporter Michael S. Schmidt reported, "In the hrs leading approximately Trump"s expedition to the hospital, indigenous went out in the West Wing because that the vice chairman to be on standby come take over the powers of the presidency temporary if Trump had to experience a procedure that would certainly have compelled him to be anesthetized."

Vice president Mike Pence never ever assumed those powers, and Schmidt"s book did not speculate about the nature that the visit. The publication "says nothing around mini-strokes," Schmidt tweeted Tuesday.

Asked through Fox News later Tuesday about the book"s account, Pence claimed there to be "nothing the end of the ordinary about that moment or that day."

Pressed about whether he had been placed on standby, Pence said: "I don"t recall being told to be on standby. Ns was educated that the president had a doctor"s appointment."

On Tuesday night, trump retweeted a CNN story that about the book"s claim about Pence being placed on standby and also wrote, "Mike Pence was never put top top standby, & there were no mini-strokes. This is just more Fake News by
CNN, a phony story. The factor for the visit to Walter Reed, along with the full press pool, was to complete my yearly physical. Brief visit, then changed (with press) come W.H..."

Trump"s visit to Walter Reed last year to be unannounced and remained shrouded in secrecy for 2 days as the president continued to be out of windy view.

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The White house later said the visit was routine, and also Trump claimed it was "phase one of my yearly physical." Conley said in June that Trump had actually completed his physical in April and also reported the he "remains healthy."

Ronny Jackson, that was chief medical adviser to the chairman at the moment of the visit and also is currently running for Congress, tweeted a video clip clip Tuesday saying the a report around Trump having a heart attack or punch is "the many ridiculous I"ve ever before heard."

Jackson composed in the tweet the the "lies" about Trump"s health and wellness are "disgusting."

"Here"s the truth: as the President"s doctor, ns knew about this trip WEEKS in development & it had NOTHING to carry out with his mind or heart," that wrote, adding that CNN "is making use of this together a distraction to cover for the cognitively compromised Joe Biden."

There is no proof to indicate that Biden"s cognitive abilities room compromised.