Dr Ford Vox wrote a lengthy analysis for Stat News, pointing out the various moments in Donald Trump’s presidency where he believes a neurological condition is shown.
Dr. Vox points to times when Trump has contradicted himself, rambles in interviews, makes faces, and forgets to sign bills at bill-signing ceremonies as ‘worrisome symptoms’ of illness.
The brain surgeon’s analysis comes just days after Trump slurred his speech during his historic speech about Jerusalem. The White House’s quick cover-up said the President was suffering from a “dry mouth.”
Trump slurs speech during Jerusalem address:
To squash rumors of the President’s health failing, press secretary Sarah Sanders announced that Trump will undergo a physical examination at the beginning of the New Year.
Dr. Vox wrote, “Every day of my working life, I evaluate people with brain injuries. It falls to me to make decisions about what is normal and what is not, what can improve and what will not, whether or not my patients can work, what kind of work they can do, and pretty much everything else.”
While Dr. Vox doesn’t directly diagnose Trump, he stated that “it would be prudent for the President to be tested for a brain disorder.”
Trump shows signs of social and behavioral decline, Dr. Vox states, such as his controversial retweet of Britain First last week, and using a racial slur during a ceremony honoring Navajos. Dr. Vox also states that Trump’s lying and contradicting members of his own team are a tell-tale sign.
Trump makes “Pocohontas” Elizabeth Warren joke at Navajo Event:
According to the New York Times, Trump told a public lie on at least 20 of his first 40 days as president. But based on a broader standard — one that includes his many misleading statements (like exaggerating military spending in the Middle East) — Trump achieved something remarkable: He said something untrue, in public, every day for the first 40 days of his presidency. The streak didn’t end until March 1.