As James Garfield lay in bed, AP reporter Franklin Trusdell sat outside the president’s sick room, listening to him breathe and sharing updates with other correspondents. A truly fascinating read from 's Deb Riechmann.
Nice reminder that presidents routinely lie about all kinds of things, including their health. The imperial presidency itself must ultimately be abolished.
Of presidents and health, history replete with secrecy, lies
On the long tradition of Presidents lying about their health