For example, Eisenhower would react belligerently when he felt his staff was shielding him from an important issue. Once he said "Either I run this damn show, or I'll resign." His reactions to his speech difficulties were variable. Among friends he would occasionally laugh off his mistakes, but on one occasion, when he was having difficulty speaking, he said with effort "There's nothing the matter with me, I'm perfectly all right."
Also unlike the heart attack, his advisors worried about the President's ability to carry on the duties of his office. They worried whether Eisenhower was mentally impaired and whether he would have more strokes in the near future. In fact, Eisenhower and Nixon had already discussed arrangements for transfer of authority before the stroke, and had written it down in a letter that inadvertantly became public in March 1958. Of note, Kennedy and Johnson followed the same model. 1b
a p.123 b p.123-124