White House press briefing, December 7, 2017

07 December, 2017, 22:56 | Author: Valerie Burke
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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday said President Donald Trump's "throat was dry" at the end of his Jerusalem speech on Wednesday, which resulted in many questioning the president's health.

"The President's throat was dry, nothing more than that", she told reporters.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE will have a physical exam early next year at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the results will be released to the public, the White House announced Thursday.

His slurring of "United States" and other words during his address was so striking it triggered lots of theories, ranging from Mental Impairment (Morning Joe) to Denture Slippage (The Daily Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live).

Questions about the President's well-being were raised on Wednesday after he garbled the tail-end of a speech about moving the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. "That will take place at Walter Reed, and those records will be released by the doctor following that".

Trump has faced persistent questions about his health since launching his presidential campaign in 2015. The statement seemed, on its face, ridiculous - Gerald Ford was a gifted athlete prior to being elected, George W. Bush's passion for running kept him trim and his heart rate low.

Trump released a clean bill of health from his longtime personal physician a year ago that was widely panned as laughable for lacking details and offering an over-the-top portrait of Trump's health.

"People have been impressed by my stamina, but to me it has been easy because I am truly doing something that I love", Trump added at the time. "I really enjoy doing it", Trump said. Sanders has said that the "right thing is for him to resign".

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