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Ben Carson is out. ‘Dr.’ Trump to the rescue?

Did you miss the birth of @DrDonaldJTrump on Twitter, clearly the greatest, most significant and, of course, patriotic birth Twitter has ever seen? It was born in America, and has the paperwork to prove it. Because someone has to Make Medicine Great Again.

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We missed a lot of things in the outside world during the #HIMSShaze of a couple weeks ago. Most significantly, we missed the birth of @DrDonaldJTrump on Twitter, clearly the greatest, most significant and, of course, patriotic birth Twitter has ever seen.

Besides, someone has to carry the torch for medicine now that Dr. Ben Carson has dropped out of the presidential race.

He started with a bang on Feb. 28, taking on the anti-vaxxers. It’s a surprise his opponents didn’t pounce with charges of flip-flopping, but, hey, that’s why they’re LOSERS.

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He didn’t let up, either.

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The good (fake) doctor also wasted no time taking on Big Medical Journal.

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He promised reform — but only the best kind of reform, of course.

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He also promised news at HIMSS16.

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That never materialized, but at least Trump paid attention to the issues coming out of HIMSS16.

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For a name dropper, Trump did get the name of the conference wrong at least once.

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Other politicians were there for sure, including sworn enemies Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush, but there was no sign of Trump in Las Vegas, other than, you know, that high-rise clearly visible from the conference venue and lots of other places on the Strip.

Alas, Dr. Trump is an anti-politician, never afraid to criticize the establishment. Nor does he mind kicking weak players when they’re down.

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That last one actually is a surprise. You’d think Trump and Shkreli would get along. At least they could share notes on all the beautiful women they’ve landed.

He was right in at least one area: Physicians hate their electronic health records.

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Bad EHR design, of course, hasn’t been his only target. Being a man of the people, Dr. Trump wants to hear from you on what his next target should be.

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Along the way, he has picked up some important endorsements and, significantly, avoided some who could bring his campaign down.

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Sometimes, though, he crosses the line with reporters. And it hurts.

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Does that make us weak? Clearly, we aren’t strong like Dr. Trump.

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(mic drop)

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