Trump Has Syphilis?
By Daily Bell Staff - February 18, 2017
A Medical Theory for Donald Trump’s Bizarre Behavior … Many mental health professionals believe the president is ill. But what if the cause is an untreated STD? … Al Franken recently raised a provocative question about Donald Trump: Is he mentally ill? On HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher last week, the Minnesota senator claimed that some of his Republican colleagues have “great concern about the president’s temperament,” adding that “there’s a range in what they’ll say, and some will say that he’s not right mentally. And some are harsher.” Two days later, he told CNN’s Jake Tapper, “We all have this suspicion that—you know, that he’s not—he lies a lot…And, you know, that is not the norm for a president of the United States, or, actually, for a human being.” – The New Republic
So according to the The New Republic, President Donald Trump may have syphilis and should explore treatment options as necessary with his personal physician.

He may have contracted it, according to the magazine, in the 1980s when syphilis was on the rise. If he didn’t get it treated, it would be far advanced by now.

Advanced syphilis, neurosyphilis, and manifest itself in numerous ways, according to the article.

“Commonly recognized symptoms include irritability, loss of ability to concentrate, delusional thinking, and grandiosity. Memory, insight, and judgment can become impaired. Insomnia may occur. Visual problems may develop, including the inability of pupils to react to the light. This, along other ocular pathology, can result in photophobia, dimming of vision, and squinting. All of these things have been observed in Trump. Dementia, headaches, gait disturbances. and patchy hair loss can also be seen in later stages of syphilis.”


Last year, Jeb Bush said of his Republican primary opponent, “I’m not a psychiatrist or a psychologist, but the guy needs therapy.” Senator Bernie Sanders recently called Trump “delusional in many respects, a pathological liar.”

And Congressman Ted Lieu, a California Democrat, is introducing legislation that would require the White House to have a psychiatrist on staff. “I’m looking at it from the perspective of, if there are questions about the mental health of the president of the United States, what may be the best way to get the president treatment?” he told the Huffington Post.

Does Trump suffer from this condition? the magazine asks. “In Trump’s case, there are many diagnostic possibilities, and we have very little background information because the slim medical summary he released was vague, unverifiable, and possibly outdated.”

Trump was promiscuous, according to the article, in the 198os when syphilis was spreading. “I’ve been so lucky in terms of that whole world,” he reportedly told Howard Stern in 1997. “It is a dangerous world out there—it’s scary, like Vietnam. Sort of like the Vietnam era. It is my personal Vietnam. I feel like a great and very brave solider.”

It is incredibly important to rule out the disease, according to the article, because it is treatable even at a late date. And yet… we very much doubt Trump has syphilis. Since it is a treatable disease, if he did get it he could easily get rid of it. But surely he didn’t get it to begin with. Relatively speaking, very few people have gotten syphilis over the years, even when it was on the rise.

The magazine, previously owned by a Facebook co-founder is now owned by Win Mr. McCormack, an active Democratic fund-raiser. “He is the author of a book that details the sexual indiscretions of Republican politicians who espouse family values. Mr. Fish, who also produces documentary films, comes from a long line of Republican lawmakers. In 1988, he sought the Democratic nomination for the same Westchester County congressional seat his forbears had held, but was defeated.”

This article, which has been picked up and shared in numerous places in the last day or two, is another example of how low people can stoop to smear someone they don’t like.

The birther story was widely shared, but only by a fairly small segment of the alternative media and then widened on Facebook, via email etc. But this assertion has been made by The New Republic among other publications, and The New Republic is a kind of left-wing thought magazine and prestigious in certain circles. The article was written by a doctor with 30 years experience in infectious diseases.

From our point of view the article substantiates as lot of what Trump was talking about in his recent press conference. This article is delivered with both hate and venom from what we can tell.

Of course anything is possible but this is a very low probability event. The New Republic is a very anti-Trump publication. It is interested in embarrassing Trump, which is why it would suggest that Trump has a venereal disease. If they really wanted to get Trump checked, the owner among others would make a discreet call to the White House not blast it all over the news.

We have differences with Trump, big ones, centering around over-policing and the militarization of the US. But we would state these issues directly, as we have, without bringing up some ludicrous side issue like syphilis.

Conclusion: It’s an article that truly drips venom and malice and ought not to have been represented in the pages of a magazine that has been taken seriously for decades. That it did appear is more a comment about the magazine and its owner than it is on Donald Trump.



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  • Bruce C.

    I think it’s odd that the “Trump haters” would have a doctor of infectious diseases write such an article. It smacks of too much desperation, because it puts the cart before the horse (i.e, begs the question) that he may have syphilis and therefore be mentally impaired – which is what we are all supposed to believe is their true concern. I would think an article written instead by a psychiatrist, for example, who claims to have diagnosed Trump to be mentally impaired would be more compelling. Furthermore, a psychiatrist being a trained medical doctor, could also speculate that Trump has syphilis that would explain his diagnosis. Fortunately, the MSM et al aren’t thinking clearly.

    Which raises another interesting point. The irony hear, is that this doctor and the New Republic is about 30 years too late in pointing fingers. Dr. Michael Savage coined the phrase “liberalism is a mental disorder” a long time ago. So, if Dr. Savage was right in HIS diagnosis of “liberalism” then it’s a little ironic to take the analyses, opinions and judgements of “liberals” seriously. It’s basically the mirror image of the argument THEY are using against Trump.

  • Louis Hissink

    The Left seem to have no difficulty assigning the most horrible and malevolent characteristics on anyone whom they don’t like and hate. But we should recall that it was this very same left which won WWII, in which they assigned the most horrible and malevolent characteristics on the losers of that war.

    Anything the Left proclaim has thus to be accepted with extreme scepticism, for they seem to be masters at creating fake news.

    The only redeeming aspect to this is the possibility the left are that stupid that they don’t realise they are faking everything they get involved with.

  • James Clander

    Only in America ! Get out the pop corn .

  • Ghetto Tarzan

    This is very Jewish behavior by The Daily Bell. I would bet my life the writer is Jewish. Pathologizing is very Jewish.

    • Why is it Jewish?

      • Ghetto Tarzan

        Pathologizing is a very Jewish thing to do.

        • You are saying if we treat the article as focusing on a pathology, then it is somehow Jewish. But the article itself treated the disease pathologically. There is no other way to rebut it.

          • Ghetto Tarzan

            This is nonsense and also very Jewish response. I think I’m right about the authors being Jewish. You’re reaction tells me all I need to know

          • It is not nonsense to rebut a pathological article pathologically.

          • Ghetto Tarzan

            You’re definitely Jewish.

          • Some would call you something a lot ruder. You don’t even make sense.

          • I’m not Jewish,

          • 45clive

            All right, boys and girls – penises on the table and let’s count circumcisions! What does the Talmud say about preventing masturbation? Sheesh!

          • Ghetto Tarzan

            Hahaha. You’re saying being called Jewish is rude.

          • straight shooter

            You’re definitely not of right mind.

          • You come here and insult us, can’t or won’t explain it, and then try to suggest we are not of right mind.

          • straight shooter

            Actually, it was I who said that Ghetto was not of right mind.

          • thanks ,sorry

          • “Ghetto Tarzan” posts like a paid troll. Just trying to anger people, distract them from the point of the article, for instance.

            It’s probably the clandestine branch of OFA, Obama’s effort to “govern from below” like Daniel Ortega said he would do when he lost the first actual election. They proceeded to give state assets to Sandinista party hacks to run, populate companies with them, and part of the bargain was they kept the Army, enough to do comeback rigging of the next election and since.

          • Ghetto Tarzan

            No one is paid you tin foil hat wearing conspiretard. You’re a nutjob.

          • Ghetto Tarzan

            You’re just proving my point.

          • Ghetto Tarzan

            You read Natural News which says a lot about you

          • straight shooter

            Oh, gee, you really ought to give Mike Adams another shot since he’s a liberal hater, which kind of of goes with your general M.O., n’est pas?

          • Ghetto Tarzan

            You’re a tinfoil hate wearing conspiracy theorist. You’re Alex Jones tier.

          • straight shooter

            “Hate-wearing?” The hate is all on your end, as you know. But since you appear to be IQ-challenged, it doesn’t add up to much.

            Btw, Alex Jones is controlled disinformation, imho–not that you’d understand that–so, no he’s not my “tier,” as you put it. But thanks for the laugh just the same. I can imagine how hard it must all be for you.

          • Ghetto Tarzan

            Coo Coo. We got a nutter here.

          • Maybe don’t bother feeding the paid trolls… 😉


        Freud wasn’t Chinese.

      • Steven Hotho

        Better yet, why are jews always brought into every discussion under the sun?

        • Dimitri Ledkovsky

          They invented the term “budinsky”.

    • Bruce C.

      Interesting you sat that. That may explain why they approached this “issue” as they did. See my comment below.

    • straight shooter

      What a ridiculously moronic comment.

      • To call someone Jewish as if its an epithet without being able to explain yourself, yes …

        • straight shooter

          And to ascribe certain social behavior to a specific ethnic or racial designation shows, let’s just say, a lack of the keener side of human experience.

          • to generalize that way shows ignorance, not keenness, and you are doing the generalizing.

          • straight shooter

            Yes. I said “a lack of the keener side.”

          • it is you again, sorry

    • Whoever paid you should ask for their money back.

      • Ghetto Tarzan

        You’re a scoefield idiot

  • straight shooter

    It matters little whether it’s syphilis or merely that his lifelong narcissistic personality disorder is now in full bloom, Trump is mentally unfit for the job. His rambling, incoherent train-wreck of a press conference the other day is but the latest example.

    • timamac

      You’re incoherent and a fool. His press conference was brilliant!

      • straight shooter

        Lol, I rest my case.

      • Paul

        Absolutely astounding how any adult could see that press conference as anything but embarrassing for the guy and the US!

    • Bruce C.

      It’s amazing to me how differently people see things these days. Where were you during the last 8 years? Talk about rambling, at least you could “understand” what Trump was saying. Have you ever heard Obama speak? He was so incoherent he was almost unlistenable.

      • straight shooter

        You may have found Obama policies maddening, and sometimes I did as well, but there’s no comparison in oratorical ability. Even G.W.B., who I couldn’t stand listening to, is starting to sound literate in comparison to Trump.

      • joe_bob_gonzales

        barry soetero could not give a talk without his teleprompter. without it, he was totally lost.

    • FreeOregon

      Is there anyone fit for the job? Not Hillary. She was physically ill. Perhaps the system is incapable of giving us even one choice who is fit.

  • georgesilver

    I watched the whole of Trump’s press conference (77 minutes). Very impressive. Unless you listen to the man people who comment are not in a position to pass an opinion as all they are doing is depending on hearsay and an anti-Trump press.

    • Paul

      Very impressive!!! Are you kidding me???? I would have thought ANY adult could only come away from that just thinking….wow…..bizarre! And no…not a Killary supporter. They should both be in jail.

      • Yeah, bizzare in bizarro world.

        From I, Robot: “Tell me, if you’re the only sane person in a world where everybody is insane, if that makes you insane, I guess I am”. (Paraphrased)

  • william readling

    I’d think Donald Trump has always had the best health care available, from the best physicians available. He’s the last person I’d expect to have a treatable bacterial infection.
    This is likely merely another of the myriad lies told by opponents that cannot defeat the guy. Since it is a fairly unbelievable one, it must be near the bottom of the barrel.

    • FreeOregon

      The best healthcare isn’t very good.

      • joe_bob_gonzales

        the best healthcare You and I get is not that good. I think Trump can afford the good stuff.

    • WinChll

      There’s an old expression: As I am so I see.
      And then there’s projection.

  • Praetor

    Al Franken is a comedian. So, he is well suited for the joke that is Washington DC. The worlds problem is that governments are a joke. The MSNews is killing itself, good. I think those who watch it have syphilis or are using heroin.!!!!

  • FreeOregon

    The Left has used the label “mental illness” for control. Stalin confined opponents to mental hospitals if they did not accept Communism.

    We do have a challenge if we want to be sure leadership is sane. What’s insane? Who decides?

    After Nixon resigned some psychiatrists said he was clinically insane.

    What if everyone attracted to politics on some level wants power over others? Would all politicians be paranoid psychopaths?

    To me the answer is government so small and devoid of force that only sane people would want to contend in the arena of ideas. We could begin by disarming the police, bringing the troops home and minding our own business.

  • 45clive

    I guess Syphilis was pulled out of thin air because historically it is a “heterosexual” disease. Couldn’t accuse Trump of having AIDS – that might offend a significant neo-liberal demographic (although it was Reagan’s White House that suffered most through the AIDS epidemic).

  • joe_bob_gonzales

    hey, I read over at the New Jerk times that trump also like to toss babies into the air and catch them on pitchforks. must be true, the new jerk times is The toilet paper of record.

    syphilis? really? thats the best they can do?

  • robertsgt40

    I’d say a better candidate for syphilis would be Slick Willey.

    • Bruce C.

      Are you saying that the real meaning of his nick name is because his willey never has time to dry?

      • robertsgt40

        Never thought of it that way, but it could always be leaking.

  • Steven Hotho

    Well, if Al Franken, Jeb Bush and Feel the Burn said it, then it must be true.

  • autonomous

    Absolutely ridiculous conversation. Neither millionaires nor billionaires would allow themselves to be brought down by a treatable disease. Besides, I recall years ago public indignation about the propriety of news coverage of teenybopper girls asking a candidate about his preference for his underwear–to extremely high ratings for both the media and the candidate!

  • Dimitri Ledkovsky

    Too weird how this comment section degenerates into a sparring session over the “jewish question”. The “New Republic” is jewish founded and jewish slanted (pro Israel and the like), isn’t it?

    But to get back to the point about the Donald’s health: his face and body are puffy looking and seem to swell a bit with every day. He should lose some weight, exercise and take some down, personal time. But big egos have a lot to defend and are constantly on the move. That’s not a great recipe for a body over 70.

  • Damage Inc.

    Speaking on Lou Dobbs, Psychologist Dr. Gina Loudon says that President Obama is displaying “erratic” and “irrational” behavior that may be indicative of someone who may not be “sane.”

    “We all have this suspicion that—you know, that he’s not—he lies a
    lot…And, you know, that is not the norm for a president of the United
    States, or, actually, for a human being.”

    A List Of 23 Famous Obama Cold-Hearted Lies:

    #1 “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.”

    #2 “My administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government.”

    #3 “We agree on reforms that will finally reduce the costs of health care. Families will save on their premiums…”

    #4 “I don’t want to pit Red America against Blue America. I want to be the president
 of the United States of America.”

    #5 “We’ve got shovel-ready projects all across the country that governors and mayors are pleading to fund. And the minute we can get those investments to the state level, jobs are going to be created.”

    #6 “And we will pursue the housing plan I’m outlining today. And through this plan, we will help between 7 and 9 million families restructure or refinance their mortgages so they can afford—avoid foreclosure.”

    #7 “I will sign a universal health-care bill into law by the end of my first term as president that will cover every American and cut the cost of a typical family’s premium by up to $2,500 a year.”

    #8 “We reject the use of national security letters to spy on citizens who are not suspected of a crime.”

    #9 “For people with insurance, the only impact of the health-care law is that their insurance is stronger, better, and more secure than it was before. Full stop. That’s it. They don’t have to worry about anything else.”

    #10 “We will close the detention camp in Guantanamo Bay, the location of so many of the worst constitutional abuses in recent years.”

    #11 “Allow Americans to buy their medicines from other developed countries if the drugs are safe and prices are lower outside the U.S.”

    #12 “We will revisit the Patriot Act and overturn unconstitutional executive decisions issued during the past eight years.”

    #13 “Will ensure that federal contracts over $25,000 are competitively bid.”

    #14 “We reject sweeping claims of ‘inherent’ presidential power.”

    #15 “Will eliminate all income taxation of seniors making less than $50,000 per year. This will eliminate taxes for 7 million seniors — saving them an average of $1,400 a year– and will also mean that 27 million seniors
    will not need to file an income tax return at all.”

    #16 “We support constitutional protections and judicial oversight on any surveillance program involving Americans.”

    #17 “If we have not gotten our troops out by the time I am president, it is the first thing I will do. I will get our troops home, we will end this war. You can take that to the bank.”

    #18 “Will not sign any non-emergency bill without giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House website for five days.”

    #19 “The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.”

    #20 “We have a choice in this country. We can accept a politics that breeds division and conflict and cynicism…. That is one option. Or, at this moment, in this election, we can come together and say, ‘Not this

    #21 “We’ve got to spend some money now to pull us out of this recession. But as soon as we’re out of this recession, we’ve got to get serious about starting to live within our means, instead of leaving debt for our
    children and our grandchildren and our great-grandchildren.”

    #22 “[T]oday I’m pledging to cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term in office. This will not be easy. It will require us to make difficult decisions and face challenges we’ve long neglected.
    But I refuse to leave our children with a debt that they cannot repay – and that means taking responsibility right now, in this administration, for getting our spending under control.”

    #23 “I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear that I will execute the office of president of the United States faithfully, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the United States.

  • Franken, the guy that got “elected” because they kept finding new batches of votes until he won.

    If he were unbalanced, his family would take care of that of course. This mad meme is another rock thrown by Mockingbird Media. It is a sign that the CIA is yet another example of the level of people that get into government.