Trump's physician calls hospital visit 'Planned Interim Checkup'

Boniphace Kichonge

JF-Expert Member
Jul 31, 2017

U.S President’s Motorcade arrives at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bathseda, Maryland, November 16, 2019.

The White House offered additional assurances late Monday about what it said was the routine nature of an unexpected visit President Donald Trump made Saturday to a military hospital that sparked some suspicions about his health.

Trump's official physician, U.S. Navy Commander Sean Conley, issued a memo saying the president underwent "a little more than an hour of examination, labs and discussions," but no "specialized cardiac or neurologic evaluations."

Conley characterized the visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as a "planned interim checkup as part of the regular, primary preventative care" Trump receives during the year. He said the president would have a "more comprehensive examination after the New Year."

The visit did not appear on Trump's daily schedule of activities released by the White House, unlike when he went for his annual physical exam in February. Conley wrote that was because of "scheduling uncertainties."

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham released an earlier statement saying Trump had begun "portions of his annual physical exam" Saturday because he had a free weekend.

Source: VOA
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