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US News Trump Is Transparent About His Health—So Why Not His Finances?

10:05  17 january  2018
10:05  17 january  2018 Source:   theatlantic.com

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  Government open to suggestions to cleanse political funding: Arun Jaitley Government open to suggestions to cleanse political funding: Arun Jaitley The finance minister had last week announced the contours of the electoral bonds, which will be sold by country's latest lender SBI and will have a tenure of just 15 days.The bonds are being pitched as an alternative to cash donations made to political parties.Mr Jaitley said the choice has now to be "consciously" made between the existing system of substantial cash donations involving unclean money and other transparent options like cheque, online transactions or electoral bonds.

In particular, why can’t it be more open about the president’s finances ? Even as the president offers unusual transparency about his health , he remains far more secretive about his finances than any president since Watergate, which is especially notable because his finances are more elaborate and

I suspect that there is an additional, underappreciated explanation for why Mr. Trump ’s falsehoods have not generated more outrage among his supporters. health . jobs. magazine.

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Here's 4 reasons why Donald Trump faking a doctor's note actually matters. So when Bornstein told CNN on Tuesday that Trump had personally dictated a 2015 letter ostensibly from 1. The President of the United States, as a candidate, faked a letter from his doctor to settle health and age questions.

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During the first year of the Trump administration, the James Brady Briefing Room turned into an arena for excitement unseen since at least the days of Ron Ziegler. Yet Tuesday was still an especially surprising day—in large part because a White House official stepped to the lectern and proceeded to calmly, extensively, and openly answer questions at length from reporters.

That official was not Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, nor was it one of her deputies. It was the presidential physician, Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, and his subject was President Trump’s Friday physical exam.

The news was good for the president: Though Jackson said the president should lose some weight, he gave him a resounding bill of good health, as my colleague Julie Beck reports.

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That he did so while simultaneously faulting rival Hillary Clinton for an alleged lack of transparency about her health makes his actions all the more The larger concerns, though, center on Mr. Trump ’s actions, the issues they raise about his fitness Why the deception? Was there something to hide?

Why not ? I mean they certainly didn't seem to love our country that much." And so on and so forth for every president before him (and after). Then there is the fact that the specific "treasonous" instance Trump was referring to had to do with his touting of historically low African-American unemployment

  Trump Is Transparent About His Health—So Why Not His Finances? © Carlos Barria / Reuters He also announced that Trump had aced the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, a common test for mental impairment; my colleague James Hamblin explains that. Best of all, Jackson even praised Trump’s good genes, matching something Trump has been saying for years.

It was just the sort of performance that Trump has reportedly long desired from his aides. Jackson was charismatic and chummy, persuasive and detailed with reporters, and perhaps most importantly, he defended Trump to the hilt.

Yet it was also just what reporters wanted: An interlocutor who would patiently and forthrightly answer question after question, for nearly an hour, without recourse to transparent lies or browbeating or insistence that he could not speak for the president, the trademarks of Trump’s spokespeople.

  © NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP   Never before has the Trump White House shown such transparency. There have been masquerades at it—stacks of paper arrayed when the president announced his supposed divestment plan, for example—but never the real thing.

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Camerota opened the interview with a softball, asking Conway whether Trump or Clinton has been more transparent about their health . In other words, why — are you calling him a liar?” Conway asked. Camerota remarked, “Well, we’re taking his word for it.”

MS. IFILL: As for Donald Trump , we knew even less about his health , his finances , and his oft-stated belief that the president was not born in the U.S MS. IFILL: So, tonight we don’t necessarily want to focus only on which candidate is more transparent . We want to talk about those truths and the

Even better for the White House, the messenger is highly credible, unlike the goofy Harold Bornstein, who examined Trump during the presidential campaign. Jackson is a respected doctor who took up his role during Barack Obama’s term, and Obama administration officials lined up to vouch for Jackson’s probity.

There are reasonable questions to be asked—Is Trump stretching his height? How much does the Montreal Cognitive Assessment really tell us?—but Jackson’s reputation and detailed answers grant the report real gravitas.

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How Every Trump Eats—Revealed!: <p>By April Benshosan</p><p>From Ivanka, Eric, Tiffany, and Donald Trump Jr. to Mr. President himself, we’ve Insta-stalked and demystified the First Family’s eating habits.</p><p>Ivanka Trump has said that she wants to be a moderating force for good in her father’s administration. We can think of at least one initiative we think she should be in charge of: her dad's health. </p><p>President Trump is a 6’2”, 260-pound man with a body mass index of 33.4—which, unfortunately, puts him squarely in the category of “obese.” (He’s also 70 years-old, and guys north of 70 with BMIs that high are more at risk for developing type 2 diabetes and developing heart disease.) Yes, he famously eats meatloaf, KFC, and taco bowls. He also never gets a full night’s sleep. And, making matters worse, when you throw in some staff shakeups and the routine early-AM Twitter sesh—all of that added stress can’t exactly be great for his, um… constitution. </p><p>Meanwhile, Ivanka isn’t your average first daughter—or businesswoman, for that matter. She’s a lithe and active former runway model who avails herself of a near-flawless diet based largely on muscle-building proteins and great, healthy fats. On top of that, she’s a religious SoulCyclist who loves nothing more than to say, “namaste.” </p><p>Now, those two represent the two extremes of the “Trump diet:” oily-salmon healthy and oily-fast-food… Not so healthy. </p><p>Curious as to how the entire the First Family eats? We were! The researchers at Eat This, Not That! reveal here the famous fam’s eating habits—many of which include Eat This-approved healthy kitchen staples, and others that qualify as some of the <a href=75 Unhealthiest Foods On The Planet.

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In fact, not only has this White House never shown such transparency; perhaps no White House has done so. A briefing of this length and detail from the presidential physician is apparently novel. So, too, is the administration of the Montreal test, which Jackson said was a new addition to the regimen. That suggests that questions from critics about his mental fitness for the job got to the president.

It’s no surprise that given the good news and good messenger, the president would be eager for Jackson to visit the briefing room. But the sudden outbreak of openness raises questions of its own. Why can’t the administration always be this forthright? In particular, why can’t it be more open about the president’s finances?

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The announcement was meant to quiet speculations about Mr. Trump 's health after he seemed to slur his words in a speech the previous day. But if it is so, all the more reason to let Americans see for themselves. Congress should insist on it before taking a final vote.

On Tuesday, in contradiction to his previous statements, Bornstein claimed that he had taken dictation from then-candidate Donald Trump himself in his health assessment. For example, people want headaches to go away, so they don’t lie about not having headaches.

Even as the president offers unusual transparency about his health, he remains far more secretive about his finances that any president since Watergate, which is especially notable because his finances are more elaborate and at greater risk of conflict of interest than his predecessors.

Mexican protesters bring banner and placards during their protest outside Trump Tower. © Photo by Mark Apollo/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Mexican protesters bring banner and placards during their protest outside Trump Tower. Trump’s campaign claimed he could not release tax returns because he was under audit, but there is no legal reason an individual can’t release returns that are being audited, nor did the campaign ever offer any evidence he was really under audit.

The campaign promised to release them later, but since the election the president has made clear he has no intention of releasing the returns, even as the White House makes highly dubious claims about how tax cuts might affect Trump’s own personal wealth.

The cynical reading is that Trump is willing to release his medical information because the results look good for him, and unwilling to release the financial information because it would look bad for him.

But as Tuesday’s briefing demonstrates there’s an easy way to rebut that, and to get good press besides. Just release the returns and send Trump’s accountant to the lectern to field the questions that ensue. How about it, Mr. President?

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