CNN Anchors Defend Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Claim Trump Has ‘Heart Disease’
CUOMO: "On our show yesterday, Dr. Sanjay Gupta said -- he questioned the White House doctor about the president's, quote, 'coronary calcium score'. What is that? It’s a specialty x-ray that takes high quality pictures of the heart looking for plaque or other things building up in the blood vessels leading to the heart. The president has a score of 133."
CAMEROTA: "Now anything over 100 is considered heart disease, according to the American Journal of Cardiology. The Mayo Clinic says that score puts someone at risk for a heart attack in three to five years. Dr. Gupta says this is not unusual. Most American men over the age of 40 have some sort of heart disease. Dr. Gupta? Why are we calling him that. Can we call him Sanjay?"
CUOMO: "You can call him whatever you want."
CAMEROTA: "I'm going to call him Sanjay. Also --"
CUOMO: "You can call him right in this instance."
CAMEROTA: "Also notes the president's doctor did recommend increasing the president's cholesterol-reducing medicine. Sunjay's full explanation can be found at cnn.com for those of you interested."