Trump denies suffering ‘series of mini-strokes’

President Trump denied that he experienced a series of mini-strokes that prompted a surprise visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center last year.

He wrote on Twitter on Tuesday, “It never ends! Now they are trying to say that your favorite President, me, went to Walter Reed Medical Center, having suffered a series of mini-strokes. Never happened to THIS candidate – FAKE NEWS. Perhaps they are referring to another candidate from another party!”

But his claim that the rumors are “fake news” are a bit puzzling. The source of the renewed interest in the president’s hospital visit is Donald Trump vs. the United States, a new book out today by the New York Times‘ Michael Schmidt that says word went out that Vice President Mike Pence should be on standby “to take over the powers of the position temporarily if Trump had to undergo a procedure that would have required him to be anesthetized,” according to CNN.