Here are the symptoms for the later stages of syphilis: “Irritability, loss of ability to concentrate, delusional thinking, and grandiosity. Memory, insight, and judgment can become impaired. Insomnia may occur. Visual problems may develop, including the inability of pupils to react to the light.”
Who does that describe perfectly? Right, President Trump! At least to Dr. Steven Beutler it does. He made the diagnosis in a piece for the progressive independent journal The New Republic he called, “A Medical Theory for Donald Trump’s Bizarre Behavior.”
So, here we have a doctor who, according to his one-line bio, “spent over 30 years practicing medicine, specializing in infectious diseases,” diagnosing a patient he has never seen professionally. Without performing a single blood or other medical test, Dr. Beutler theorizes that it’s very likely Trump has the sexually transmitted disease simply because by Trump’s own admission, he was ver promiscuous in the ’80s and that was a decade syphilis rates rose rapidly in the U.S.
In his assessment, that would explain the president’s “squinting, dementia, headaches, gait disturbances, and patchy hair loss.”
Of course, the doctor, and we’re just taking his word for it that he is, did confirm he “cannot establish this diagnosis from a distance” except that he did when HE WROTE THE PIECE.
Talk about fake news.