A Big Day Coming Up for Trump, a Curious Nation
President will head to doctor on Jan. 12 for his presidential physical
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 28, 2017 5:30 PM CST
In this Oct. 7, 2017, file photo, President Trump speaks to reporters before leaving the White House in Washington.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

(Newser) – The White House says President Trump will undergo the customary presidential physical on Jan. 12, with press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirming the date Thursday, the AP reports. Sanders has said the results will be released after the physical. The White House had previously indicated Trump would have the physical early in the year at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He drew scrutiny several weeks ago when he seemed to slur his words during an address; the White House said his throat was dry.

The 71-year-old president has released limited information about his health. During the campaign, his gastroenterologist released a four-paragraph letter saying he would be "the healthiest individual elected." Trump also appeared on The Dr. Oz Show to say he felt great, while releasing his cholesterol levels and cancer screenings.


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