Yesterday, the President's official health report defied much of the mainstream media's year-long armchair diagnoses of various illnesses including dementia and paranoid schizophrenia. Remaining undeterred by fact, many on the Left continued to question the report. Not to be outdone, Wednesday's episode of The View introduced a particularly ridiculous theory: the White House doctor had no choice but to lie.
To start off the show, longtime left-wing co-host Whoopi Goldberg expressed doubt over Trump's "allegedly excellent" condition. The actress and comedian went on to lend credence to the new "girther movement," citing the existence of "compelling evidence" to support it.
Alicia Menendez, editor of the online feminist zine Bustle and co-host for the day, explained the foundation of the girther argument: there is a one-inch difference between President Trump's height as listed on his drivers license and the measurement provided by his medical report; that extra inch puts him dangerously close to obese, according to the BMI scale. Therefore, evil is afoot.
Given that this line of thinking is insane, co-host and lone conservative Meghan McCain pointed out its absurdity:
"This conversation in general is what makes conservatives crazy. Him passing his physical exam and passing his cognitive exam by a doctor who also treated President Bush and President Obama is not a reason to have a meltdown."
Wacky left-winger Joy Behar initially agreed with McCain, but she took a turn toward the other side when offered "proof" of shady doctor business: previously, supposedly, Physician to the President Navy Rear Admiral Ronnie Jackson had spelled his name with a "y." On Trump's report, "ie" was used.
“The question is, how do you misspell your own name?...He misspelled his own name!”
Pushing the conspiracy narrative, Goldberg continued:
“The bottom line is this report was never going to be anything but what it is."
She referenced FDR's disability and John F. Kennedy's health issues, both of which were kept from the public.
"You know, these presidents are never...were never meant to seem to be ill in any way.”
"A lot of lies," Behar cackled in affirmation.
“Yeah a lot of them are lies but it was never going to change.”
Menendez dismissed the report's confirmation of Trump's superb mental health:
“There's a difference between the cognitive test and mental stability...Not one and the same."
There's also a big difference between reality and the biased hopes of leftists on The View.