White House Doctor Writing Note Saying Donald Trump Too Sick To Talk To Robert Mueller Is Satire

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A White House doctor writing a note saying President Donald Trump is too sick to talk to Robert Mueller is satire. There is no truth to a story that Trump was excused from speaking to the special counsel investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential campaign because of a doctor’s note.

Rather, Trump said he was willing and eager to be interviewed by Mueller insisting that he has done nothing wrong. The president’s lawyers have been negotiating for weeks with Mr. Mueller’s team about the prospect of having him answer questions in the inquiry, including what topics would be covered.

Where did this satire originate? Andy Borowitz wrote the satirical news for the New Yorker on Jan. 24, 2018, reporting that Trump’s doctor gave him a note to avoid talking to Mueller. You can read the satire below.

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Amid reports that Donald Trump might soon be summoned to appear before Robert Mueller, the White House doctor wrote a note on Wednesday indicating that Trump was too sick to talk to the special counsel.

“Donald Trump is not well,” Dr. Ronny Jackson wrote.

The doctor’s note offered a laundry list of ailments afflicting Trump, including flu-like symptoms, upset stomach, headaches, dizziness, confusion, and what Jackson called a “wartime foot injury that appears to be acting up.”

Jackson acknowledged in the note that his current assessment of Trump’s health was at odds with the robust picture he painted last week, but added, “Every patient is entitled to a second opinion, and this is mine.”

However, there is no truth to the above story. Borowitz’s column contain a disclaimer that he writes the Borowitz Report as a satirical column on the news for the New Yorker. Despite that obvious disclaimer, many on social media took the piece seriously and confused it for real news.

His profile reads: “Andy Borowitz is a New York Times best-selling author and a comedian who has written for The New Yorker since 1998. In 2001, he created the Borowitz Report, a satirical news column that has millions of readers around the world, for which he won the first-ever National Press Club award for humor.”

Here are some examples of people sharing the satire on social media.

What did you think of the satirical news that the White House doctor wrote a note saying Trump was too sick to talk to Mueller? Did you believe the satirical news or see people sharing it falsely on social media? Let us know in the comments section.

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