The Washington Post editorial board published fabricated quotes of what President Donald Trump would have said about his mental health, if he were “more presidential,” Tuesday.
In the condescending op-ed entitled, “What A Presidential President Would Have Said About His Health,” the authors think Trump should have discussed how he is “the oldest president ever to be sworn in for his first term” and admit how worried voters are about his mental fitness.
The article stoked the fears of having an unstable president in control of the nuclear codes and echoed the mainstream media’s calls for Trump to prove he is mentally fit for office, by taking a “mental acuity test.”
“Given heightened tensions with a nuclear-armed North Korea, among many other tense global problems, Americans also need to know that their president, with ultimate control over our nation’s vast nuclear power, is of sound mind,” the story reads. “Given my father’s Alzheimer’s and my own age, I will also insist on taking a mental acuity test. I will release the results of that test also, and I will repeat it every year.”
“In my effort to show the American people the same respect my predecessors did, I will also honor another long-held tradition and release two decades of tax returns along with the results of my medical exam,” the article reads. “I am no more special than any other person who has held my office, and I deserve no exceptions from these expectations.”
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