President Donald Trump has scheduled a physical health exam for early next year at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and will share the results with the public, the White House said Thursday, a day after Trump’s slurred speech sparked concern about his health.
Trump slurred his words during a speech Wednesday about Israel, inspiring speculation that he may have had a dental or health problem. But White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday that Trump simply was suffering from a dry throat. “Nothing more than that,” she said.
At age 70, Trump was the oldest president elected to his first term. During his nearly one year as president, Trump, now 71, has not publicly released any medical records.
In September 2016, during the campaign, Trump released a doctor’s note that included some medical information. Trump also discussed his health during a taping of “The Dr. Oz Show.”