White House faces questions about Trump's health after slurred words
- Author: Rogelio Becker Dec 09, 2017,
Dec 09, 2017, 5:06
Trump, his family and administration officials - including Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin - were among the crowd of around 300 to take part in the festivities, according to a White House pool report. Neither Trump is an attorney.
Sanders said Trump was scheduled to have a routine medical exam "early next year" at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, as most presidents have done historically.
Sanders said that questions about the president's health were "ridiculous" and that he was only suffering from a dry throat during a speech on Wednesday when he had difficulty speaking.
The White House described questions about President Donald Trump's slurred speech as "ridiculous" today, but committed to releasing the results of a physical examination early in the new year.
The White House says it believes President Donald Trump's eldest son had a "legitimate reason" in citing attorney-client privilege to avoid answering questions to Congress about conversations with his father.
In 2002, then-President George W. Bush jogs with U.S. Secret Service agents during the APEC Leaders' annual meetings in Los Cabos, Mexico.
During his almost one year as president, Trump, now 71, has not publicly released any medical records.
Trump, who at 71 is known to be fond of fast food and to shun exercise, has faced questions about his health before.
If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.I can think of plenty of times in which I've had a dry throat, but it's never caused me to struggle with the letter "s".
Trump has frequently touted his oral health in the past. "A lot of times these rooms are very hot, like saunas, and I guess that is a form of exercise and, you know?"