The White House announced that President Donald Trump will have a physical exam early next year. They will make the results public. This comes in response to the social media frenzy over the president's slurred words in a public address, reported NBC News.
Near the end of his policy remarks Wednesday, where he recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, President Trump began having difficulty with words. He struggled with words that included "s," sometimes pronouncing them as "sh."
He ended the by saying what sounded like "and God bless the United Shtesh."
People took to social media to question whether the seventy-one-year-old president had had a stroke or was struggling with dentures. He isn't known to use dentures.
Asked about the episode at the daily White House news briefing on Thursday, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders dismissed the conjectures. She called the speculation "frankly, pretty ridiculous."
"The president's throat was dry. Nothing more than that," added Sanders.
Sanders also noted that Trump was already scheduled to have a routine medical exam "early next year." The exam will take place at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center—where most presidents have historically had exams done.
"Those records will be released by the doctor following that taking place."
Trump became the oldest person ever to have been elected president last year. Doubts swirled about his physical capacity for the position. At the time, his personal physician, Dr. Harold Bornstein, vouched for him, declaring "Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency."
Bornstein was more measured in later remarks, telling NBC News in August: "I don't think he's in any better or worse than the average person that goes and exercises every single day. Doesn't smoke, doesn't drink — and that's simply the best advantage you can have to live — and he's got a good family history."
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