“He didn’t want to go to the hospital a month before the election,” a Republican close to Trump told me. Two sources said doctors gave Trump an ultimatum: he could go to the hospital while he could still walk, or doctors would be forced to take him in a wheelchair or on a stretcher at a later point if his health deteriorated. “They told him, ‘You can go now or we’re taking you later and it’s non negotiable,’” a second source close to the White House said. Trump waited to leave for the hospital until the stock market closed on Friday, a source said.
Prznint Optics doesn’t want to be seen as weak.
This is why I found that video tweet so weird:
He was singing blank pages at Walter Reed, too:
Except neither of those backgrounds match the suite in which he is quarantined:
Conclusion: that hour or so that the chopper was waiting to airlift Dumbo to the hospital was because he was filming these set pieces to be used later. Signing blank documents and looking busy is right out of The Apprentice playbook.
UPDATE 1: — Looks like I was right