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Trump may have just faked his doctor’s note


A doctor's note released alongside Trump's recent medical exam misspelled the physician's name.

Following Donald Trump’s much-awaited medical exam on Friday, the White House released a statement purportedly written by the doctor who administered the exam. The note said the exam went “exceptionally well” and pronounced Trump to be “in excellent health.”

Sounds good, right?

There’s just one problem: As Rachel Maddow pointed out Friday night, it appears that the note was not, in fact, written by White House physician Ronny Jackson.

The statement was signed “Dr. Ronnie Jackson,” so unless the White House doctor suddenly forgot how to spell his own name, it would appear that someone else in the White House released the note and put the doctor’s name on it.

It should also be noted that most medical doctors sign their name, followed by their degree (for example, “Ronny Jackson, MD, FAAEM“), rather than using their title (“Dr.”).

It’s unclear why the White House would feel the need to release a fake doctor’s note. It does appear that Trump underwent an actual medical exam — according to Reuters, he spent more than three hours with the doctor —— but for some reason, it seems that the White House wasn’t satisfied with the results.