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Trump to release medical records after questions over his health arise

Trump appeared to struggle with some words during a live statement at the White House on Wednesday.
Dec 7th 2017, 9:53 PM 30,711 60

THE WHITE HOUSE described questions about Donald Trump’s slurred speech as “ridiculous” but committed to releasing the results of a physical examination early in the new year.

Trump appeared to struggle with some words during a live statement at the White House, mangling familiar phrases like “god bless America”.

“There were a lot of questions on that. Frankly pretty ridiculous questions,” said White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. “The president’s throat was dry nothing more than that.”

“He does have a physical scheduled for the first part of next year,” Sanders added. “The full physical that most presidents go through that will take place at Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre and those records will be released by the doctor following that taking place.”

It is the first time the White House has committed to releasing records about the president’s health, something his predecessors did regularly.

The incident came after persistent questions about his weight, mental health and whether he wears dentures.

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