Misinformation Over Presidents’ Health Includes Cleveland, Wilson and JFK

October 13, 2020

Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis has brought new attention to presidential health -- and presidential health secrets. Writer and historian Matthew Algeo told Inside Edtion Digital “Presidents hate to look weak and they don't want anybody to know. So they'll do anything they can to cover up any malady that they might have. And when they do and the doctor goes out and gives us misinformation, in a way the doctor is just doing what the patient wants.”