WH Press Secretary: It's 'Dangerous For The Country' To Question My Honesty
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham argued on Saturday that it is “wholly irresponsible and dangerous for the country” that people are questioning her official statement on President Donald Trump’s spontaneous weekend trip to Walter Reed Hospital.
Stephanie Grisham 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”
RawStory noted that Grisham’s explanation for the visit — that Trump was merely at the medical facility for a “routine checkup” — did not sit well with many observers.
Speculation abounded after news of Trump’s visit to the hospital, which appeared spontaneous and reportedly did not appear on his public or internal schedules for Saturday.
The president himself claimed he was at the hospital for “phase one” of his annual physical, which is not due until next year, but disbelief abounded on social media:
Brian Stelter on Twitter
“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)”
Jonathan Wackrow on Twitter
“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”
Lynn Comella on Twitter
“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?”