Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said he doesn’t “recall” being positioned on alert to doubtlessly lift the tasks of the presidency for a time frame when President Trump made a visit to Walter Reed National Armed forces Clinical Center in November.
“I don’t recall being suggested to be on stand-by. I modified into as soon as told that the president had a health care provider’s appointment,” Mr. Pence said on Fox Files. “Fragment of this job is you’re continually on stand-by.”
Mr. Pence said the president is in “very perfect successfully being.”
“I’m continually told of the president’s movements, whether it modified into as soon as on that day or any diverse day,” he said. “There modified into as soon as nothing out of the well-liked about that 2nd or that day, and I simply refer any diverse inquiries to the White Condominium physician.”
A brand new e book from New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt said Mr. Pence modified into as soon as positioned on stand-by to hasty lift the powers of the presidency if Mr. Trump wished to endure a procedure that required anesthesia.
The White Condominium said on the time that Mr. Trump went to Walter Reed as piece of his annual physical.
Mr. Trump on Tuesday any other time and any other time denied that he had a series of mini-strokes that precipitated an emergency drag to Walter Reed. The White Condominium physician also confirmed the president never skilled strokes or mini-strokes, nor has he been evaluated for them.
The speculation it sounds as if emanated from an errant tweet from worn Clinton White Condominium spokesman Joe Lockhart — now now not Mr. Schmidt’s e book.