Trump shuns anaesthesia for colonoscopy to avoid handing over to deputy, new book claims

Ex-President Donald Trump

A new book authored by Stephanie Grisham, a former Press Secretary to Donald Trump, claims that the former POTUS refused to undergo anaesthesia when he had a colonoscopy because he did not want to hand power over to his deputy, Mike Pence.

The book is titled, .

Grisham says that Trump did not want anyone to know about the medical procedure, which she does not specifically name, because he did not want to be “the butt of a joke” for late-night comedians, The Independent has reported.

The author claims that the ex-president underwent a “very common procedure” for which a “patient is sometimes put under,” noting that it was the same procedure that George W Bush had during his time in the White House when he temporarily signed over power to vice president Dick Cheney in 2007.

But she says that Mr Trump, who took an unexplained 2019 trip to Walter Reed medical centre, did not want to do the same with his own vice president, and also refused to take the opportunity to promote good health and cancer screenings.


“As with COVID, he was too wrapped up in his own ego and his own delusions about his invincibility,” The New York Times claims, quoting a manuscript of the book it obtained.

The ex-president has responded to the book and its series of amazing claims about his time in the White House by attacking Grisham and her job performance.

“Stephanie didn’t have what it takes and that was obvious from the beginning,” Trump said through spokesperson Liz Harrington, who, unlike the former president, has not been banned from Twitter.

“She became very angry and bitter after her break up and as time went on, she was seldom relied upon, or even thought about.

“Too bad that sleaze bag publishers continue to report this very boring garbage.

And Mr Trump, who was impeached a record two times, added: “She had big problems and we felt that she should work out those problems for herself. Now, like everyone else, she gets paid by a radical left-leaning publisher to say bad and untrue things.”