Donald Trump’s health is almost as much of a mystery as his tax returns, but shocking new allegations that he is a long-term habitual abuser of the stimulant Adderall raises new concerns about his mental and physical condition.
Former “Apprentice” and NBC staffer Noel Casler, who is now doing stand up comedy, revealed during one of his routines that Trump is a “speed freak” who crushes up Adderall and snorts it because of nervousness and difficulty reading.
Casler, who also worked for Trump’s Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants, said Trump routinely hit on teenage contestants and invited them up to his penthouse suite in what he portrayed as a solicitation for sex in exchange for pageant favors.
“I worked on a bunch of those beauty pageants [Trump] had in the ’90s, too. That was good idea. Miss Teen Universe? That’s like giving Jeffrey Dahmer a cooking show. He would line up the girls on the side of the stage and he would inspect them, literally. He would stick his little freaking doll fingers in their mouth and look at their teeth. I’m not kidding. This is true. He’d line ’em up like they were pieces of meat. He’d be like ‘You, you, and you. If you want to win, I’m in the penthouse suite. Come and see me.'”
The routine has been posted on YouTube and is slowly going viral. (See below)
Among the shocking allegations, Casler said Trump “can’t read” and promptly gets “really nervous” when confronted with cue cards.
“He’s a speed freak. He crushes up his Adderall and he sniffs it because he can’t read and he gets really nervous when he has to read cue cards. I’m not kidding. This is true. I had a 24-page NDA, non-disclosure agreement. I didn’t know, then, he was becoming president,” he said.
The revelations fill in a least one blank. Trump was repeatedly observed sniffing during 2016 presidential debates with Democrat Hillary Clinton. Excessive sniffing is a sign of possible drug use. Many drugs are inhaled through the nose to get a quick high.
Trump is also known to sleep only four or five hours a night.
Adderall is a stimulant related to amphetamines. It’s commonly used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, according to medical references. It is also used to enhance athletic performance and as a cognitive enhancer, aphrodisiac and euphoriant.
Trump’s dependence on the drug is cause for great concern because of the president’s need to make sound judgments during world or military crises.
Casler’s comments are also unnerving because so little is known about Donald Trump health.
During the campaign, Trump refused to release more than a one-page letter attesting to his health. It was purportedly written by Harold Bornstein, his persponal doctor of 35 years.
The letter, describing his health in superlative terms, was immediately suspect. Then, earlier this year, Bornstein revealed that Trump actually wrote the letter without the benefit of a physical exam.
“He dictated that whole letter. I didn’t write that letter. I just made it up as I went along,” he told CNN.
Claims that Donald Trump health is perfect took a nose dive during the campaign after his personal physician revealed he spent all of five minutes “writing” the letter. It was also derided because it showed a lack of medical expertise.
After he took office, Trump was examined by Navy doctor Ronny Jackson, then the top White House physician. He also said Donald Trump’s health was glowing in a report last January that also raised eyebrows.
For one, his report contained the fiction that Trump 6-feet, 3-inches tall and weighs 239 pounds, His height is actually closer to 6-feet, 1-inch, and he looks considerably heavier than 239 pounds.
Given Trump’s known lack of exercise and his poor diet of fast food and diet Coke, Jackson said he just “assumed” Trump had “good genes.”
At Trump’s request, the president was also screened for cognitive issues and Alzheimer’s disease. “I have no concerns about his cognitive abilities,” Jackson told reporters.
Trump’s cognitive abilities were questioned during the 2016 campaign after he displayed signs of early onset Alzheimer’s. His father Fred Trump developed the disease in his later years.
About 8.8 percent of Americans over 65 now have dementia, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Trump is 72.
In speeches and public appearances, Trump has exhibited a pattern of odd and often alarming behavior. His grandiosity and impulsivity have made him a constant subject of concern over his mental health, according to The Atlantic.
Trump, on occasion, has also slurred his speech, often interpreted as a sign of a cognitive disorder. (See Below)
It later turned out that Jackson had some incentive to write a glowing report. He was under consideration to become head of the Veteran’s Administration.
Last April, The New York Times detailed the findings of a Senate investigative report detailing a series of mis-steps by Jackson.
In one instance, Jackson provided such “a large supply” of Percocet, a prescription opioid, to a White House Military Office staff member he threw his own medical staff “into a panic.”
He also had a history of drinking too much on the job, overseeing a “toxic” work environment and over-prescribing drugs.
At a Secret Service going away party, the doctor got intoxicated and “wrecked a government vehicle,” according to the report, assembled by Democratic staffers on the Senate Veterans Affairs Commmittee.
He also allegedly attempted to barge into a female colleague’s room by banging on the door loudly enough to draw Secret Service attention on an overseas trip with President Obama.
Shortly after The Times expose, Jackson withdrew his nomination for the Veterans Administration post and stepped down as Trump’s personal physician.
Right now, no legal requirements exist regarding the President’s physical health, nor is the president under any legal obligation to assess or disclose it. But it has been a tradition for presidents to voluntarily submit to annual physical exams and make the results public.
Casler obviously had a front-row seat to Trump’s behavior during the time the president hosted his reality television show. That makes his allegations credible and alarming.
Check out the videos below. Casler’s Trump comments start at around 3:29 into his routine.