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Trump to undergo medical test after Jerusalem speech

Published: December 09, 2017 18:56:45 | Updated: December 11, 2017 09:47:02


US President Donald Trump will undergo medical test at Walter Reed National Military Medical centre in early 2018.

The White House has also promised to make the results of check up public, said Press secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday.

Sarah Sanders dismissed 'questions' about Trump’s health after he seemed to slur some words in a speech to formally recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

“There were a lot of questions on that — frankly, pretty ridiculous questions,” Sanders told reporters at her daily briefing. “The president’s throat was dry, nothing more than that.”

Her comments came after speculation fuelled by Trump’s speech on Wednesday.

Sanders also said that Trump would undergo a checkup — “the full physical that presidents go through” — at Walter Reed in “the first part of next year.”

And, she said, “those records will be released by the doctor following that.”

According to global media report, Trump, who at 71 is known to be fond of fast food and to shun exercise, has faced questions about his health before.

In December 2015, Trump’s campaign released a remarkable letter from Dr. Harold Bornstein — the son of Trump’s longtime physician, Jacob Bornstein — attesting to the candidate’s vigour.

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