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Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:30 PM

Obama health official blasts Trump's physical exam

'No doctor can predict someone’s future health'

The official who was previously tapped by former President Obama to lead the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis, slammed the White House physician’s recent memo summarizing President Trump’s second physical health exam in office.

“No doctor can predict someone’s future health,” Ronald Klain, who also served as chief of staff to former Vice President Joe Biden, said in a tweet on Saturday morning.

“This is a disgrace to an office with a great tradition of professionalism. Just another institution turned into a joke by a President determined to make anyone willing to submit an instrument of his lies,” he continued.




https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/429291-obama-health-official-blast-trumps-physical-exam-no-doctor-can

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Reply Obama health official blasts Trump's physical exam (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Feb 9 OP
sheshe2 Feb 9 #1
Horse with no Name Feb 9 #14
madaboutharry Feb 9 #2
smirkymonkey Feb 9 #4
pangaia Feb 9 #5
madaboutharry Feb 9 #7
pangaia Feb 9 #8
Hekate Feb 9 #13
Cha Feb 9 #3
pangaia Feb 9 #6
Cha Feb 10 #16
Fritz Walter Feb 10 #17
pangaia Feb 10 #18
dalton99a Feb 10 #21
catbyte Feb 9 #9
radical noodle Feb 9 #10
iluvtennis Feb 9 #11
Wounded Bear Feb 10 #19
iluvtennis Feb 10 #23
sarcasmo Feb 9 #12
Vinca Feb 10 #15
former9thward Feb 10 #20
dalton99a Feb 10 #22

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:38 PM

1. He is one KFC extra crunchy greasy leg away from a heart attack.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 11:53 PM

14. And it won't be soon enough. n/t

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:38 PM

2. What is it about Trump that he can get people to completely abdicate every fiber of integrity?

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:48 PM

4. It's baffling that someone so stupid and devoid of any human decency could

have so much power over people. I can't understand it.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 09:01 PM

5. Well, for one thing, he finds people with no integrity to begin with.

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Response to pangaia (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 09:22 PM

7. That must be it.

There has to be some vibe they all give off that attracts them to each other. The “I would sell out my mother for a $1” vibe.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 09:26 PM

8. Oh it is. For sure.



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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:46 PM

3. Good god! This is the first time

I'm reading what trump's quack said. omg.

Brilliant response by Ronald Klain, President Obama's choice to lead the Ebola Crisis.

How damn dumb do you have to be to say something as stupid as trump's quack?

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 09:03 PM

6. He is a crook just like trump. That's why he got the job.


trump + Kim
trump + MBS
trump + putin
trump + maduro
trump + Xi

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Response to pangaia (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 03:28 PM

16. That's not the practice of medicine. That is carnival barking

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 04:30 PM

17. The "DO" after his name? He's an osteopath. I guess no chiropractors were available.

From Wikipedia:
Osteopathy is a type of alternative medicine that emphasizes manual readjustments, myofascial release and other physical manipulation of muscle tissue and bones. Practitioners of osteopathy are referred to as osteopaths...

While the UK's National Health Service says there is "limited evidence to suggest" that osteopathy "may be effective for some types of neck, shoulder or lower limb pain and recovery after hip or knee operations", it acknowledges that there is no evidence that osteopathy is effective as a treatment for health conditions "unrelated" to the bones and muscles, "such as headaches, migraines, painful periods, digestive disorders, depression and excessive crying in babies (colic)"; an explicit reference to the claims of osteopathic manipulative medicine. Others have concluded that osteopathic style manipulation "failed to produce compelling evidence" for efficacy in treating musculoskeletal pain.


But hey, Doc. Use all the essential oils and potions you want. Just be sure to wear gloves when you're manipulating Individual-1!

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Response to Fritz Walter (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 07:44 PM

18. THAT is interesting... to say the least.



Nothing against osteopaths by any means.....

But, sure looks like they hunted up some guy who would sell his soul for a few rubles.

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Response to Fritz Walter (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 07:59 PM

21. Osteopaths in the UK cannot practice medicine, osteopaths in the U.S. are physicians.

In fact, it is difficult to find a U.S. DO who uses manipulation in their practice anymore. Officially, the DO residency programs have merged with the MD programs under a single accreditation body.


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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 10:18 PM

9. Was this Ronny Jackson, the one who claimed that POtuS was 235 pounds?

What a goddamned disgrace. They must think they're in fucking North Korea and we will believe any old bullshit they spew.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 10:29 PM

10. No... there's a different liar this time n/t

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 10:53 PM

11. And no way that Trumps weights 235 1bs, 335 maybe, but 235, no way!

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 07:47 PM

19. Kilos, 238 kilos...

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #19)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 10:37 PM

23. LOL...yeah, kilos would be more like it.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 11:03 PM

12. Dictator nonsense. I'm the greatest man that ever lived.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 08:09 AM

15. So I guess we won't find out why he slurs his speech.

Or mixes up words. Or can't stay with one thought. Or has no impulse control. Or is resembling the Trumpbaby blimp more and more every day.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 07:58 PM

20. Doctors make predictions about a person's future health all the time.

"If you keep doing ____ and _____ then your health will be _____" Every doctor does this when they see a patient. They do it to encourage behavior or discourage behavior.

President Obama's doctor said he was "very healthy and would remain so for the duration of his Presidency". Almost the same language as is used in the OP.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/03/08/us/politics/document-president-obama-medical-exam.html

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Response to former9thward (Reply #20)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 08:23 PM

22. +1. Not to mention life expectancy predictions in the case of cancer

which are statistically based and generally pretty accurate

People seem to have forgotten that Jackson was appointed by Obama.



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