Brendan Boyle on Stable Genius Act: Trump Has Forced Us to Recognize There Are Gaping Holes in the Election System

‘We thought it was frankly always a norm that presidential candidates release medical records’


BRZEZINSKI: "Stable Genius Act, go."
BOYLE: "Yeah. Well, hopefully I’ll have the best words to describe this. Essentially we all know that it's a play on President Trump’s tweet, and there have been many things about his behavior that have raised serious questions and even recently talk about invoking the 25th Amendment. The reality is though, if we take a step back for a second, President Trump has forced us as the American people to recognize there are some gaping holes in our presidential election system. We thought that it was frankly just always a norm that presidential candidates would release their medical records. President Trump with the exception of one letter from a crackpot doctor that declaring himself the most physically fit human being to ever run for president, that aside, we have no medical, physical, cognitive information on someone who is now sitting in the Oval Office and to be candid at an advanced age."
BOYLE: "This is a problem with President Trump, but this is going to continue to be a problem unless we take legislative efforts to address it, so making sure that the presidential nominees would be examined by the Navy doctors at Bethesda, who are charged with the medical care for any president. I think that that is an appropriate measure. And if we don’t do it now, even when we get beyond this Trump presidency, this is an issue that we face again, unless we put a system in place to prevent it."

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