Trump to receive routine medical exam next year, White House says

Lester Mason
December 7, 2017

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the announcement in the wake of what she called "pretty ridiculous questions" about the president's health following a speech on moving the US embassy to Jerusalem Wednesday.

"The president's throat was dry - nothing more than that", Sanders said at Thursday's press briefing, calling the questions "ridiculous".

"The president's throat was dry, nothing more than that", she told reporters.

His slurring of "United States" and other words during his address was so striking it triggered lots of theories, ranging from Mental Impairment (Morning Joe) to Denture Slippage (The Daily Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live).


President Donald Trump will undergo a physical examination early next year and allow doctors to release details of his medical evaluation, keeping with past precedent. Trump's physical will take place at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

USA presidents have routinely subjected themselves to annual medical exams by military doctors to prove that they are physically fit for duty. One was a one-page summary deeming the president in "excellent physical health", and one in 2015 he noted that Trump "would be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency".

Former President Obama's first health report was made public on February 28, 2010. The moment was quickly shared online, and prompted speculation about the 71-year-old president's health.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump's personal physician, Dr. Harold Bornstein, released two statements on Trump's health. At the end of the speech, Trump appeared to slur his words. "A lot of times these rooms are very hot, like saunas, and I guess that is a form of exercise and, you know?"

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