Mike Pence was about to take over the Presidency after something happened to Trump
Mike Pence loyally serves President Trump as his Vice President.
But something happened in 2019 that no one knew about.
And Mike Pence was about to take over the Presidency after something happened to Trump.
New York Times Michael Schmidt’s book, Donald Trump v. the United States, reveals a previously unknown episode in 2019 when President Trump visited Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
President Trump and his administration told the public this was a routine visit.
But in Schmidt’s telling it was a clandestine visit where the President faced such serious health issues that Vice President Mike Pence was instructed to be prepared to assume the Presidency under the 25th amendment should President Trump undergo anesthesia.
The Hill reported:
Vice President Pence was told to be on standby to assume presidential powers during President Trump’s abrupt visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center last year, according to New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt’s upcoming book obtained by CNN.
Schmidt wrote that he learned “in the hours leading up to Trump’s trip to the hospital, word went out in the West Wing for the vice president to be on standby to take over the powers of the presidency temporarily if Trump had to undergo a procedure that would have required him to be anesthetized.”
He did not specify his sourcing for the information about the November hospital visit.
The Trump administration is famous for leaks.
Had there been anything to this story about the President facing a serious health issue it would have leaked.
This anecdote appears to be a sensationalized piece of gossip that a Times reporter included in his book to titillate his liberal readers.
President Trump himself took to Twitter to shoot down this fake news report.
It never ends! Now they are trying to say that your favorite President, me, went to Walter Reed Medical Center, having suffered a series of mini-strokes. Never happened to THIS candidate – FAKE NEWS. Perhaps they are referring to another candidate from another Party!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1, 2020