Trump landed in Austin on Wednesday for his sixth public visit to Texas of the year. Although, there was one person included on this particular trip that sparked a lot of interest online: the White House physician.
The President’s trip to the lone star state was brief and centered on a tour of an Apple manufacturing plant. According to The Texas Tribune, Trump landed around 2 pm and was headed back to the airport by 3 pm.
Arriving in Austin.. POTUS, Ivanka and the White House Physician. pic.twitter.com/Av2nRMV3kt
— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) November 20, 2019
The briefness of the visit aside, most people focused on the fact that the doctor was in attendance—especially since Trump made an unexpected visit to Walter Reed National Medical Center less than a week ago. The official word is the hospital trip was for “routine medical tests,” but that is not widely believed.
I’d assume doctor travels everywhere but to me what is unusual is seeing the doc 10 feet away following him
— Mr FirGirBirger (@nqcowboy) November 21, 2019
Twitter has plenty of guesses as to why Trump traveled to Texas with a physician:
Just in case “phase II” of the physical starts.
— Valerie (@french_valerie) November 20, 2019
Given the rumors of “chest pain,” my guess is he had a stent or two placed over the weekend. This would not keep him in the hospital more than a day or two. I would expect him to also walk like this-bruise in groin where catheter was inserted.
— Mama Terp (@mamaterp4ever) November 20, 2019
Wait did he just disembark from the belly of AF1. He’s obviously ill, he can’t make the other set of stairs at the front end of AF1.
— natalie (@anataliedz1) November 21, 2019
According to Trump, his health is “very good (great!).”
It is unlikely that the current administration will be very forthcoming with any details about the true reason for the hospital visit or the physician’s presence in Texas.
Visited a great family of a young man under major surgery at the amazing Walter Reed Medical Center. Those are truly some of the best doctors anywhere in the world. Also began phase one of my yearly physical. Everything very good (great!). Will complete next year.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 17, 2019