Special correspondent from Washington, Dec 8 (Just News): White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday said US president Trump will undergo a routine physical examination in early 2018 and the records will be released to the public.
In response to a question about Trump appearing to slur a few words at the end of his speech on recognizing Jerusalem, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump will undergo the exam at Walter Reed Medical Center, a tradition for most recent presidents.
“He does have a physical scheduled for the first part of next year, the full physical that most presidents go through,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters. “That will take place at Walter Reed [Medical Center] and those records will be released by the doctor following that.”
As for the slurred speech during his Jerusalem announcement, Sanders called concerns “ridiculous” and said, “The president’s throat was dry, nothing more than that.”
The announcement followed an incident Wednesday in which the president appeared to slur his words during a speech recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. As the president arrived at the end of his remarks, he noticeably slurred the pronunciation of the word "states" in "United States of America."
"There is clearly some abnormalities of his speech," said CNN's chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a neurosurgeon. "You could call it slurring or just a little bit of difficulty forming the words." Gupta has never treated the president.