Trump's doctor dismisses health rumors

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Published on November 19, 2019 - Duration: 00:51s

Trump's doctor dismisses health rumors

U.S President Trump's health examination on Saturday was "routine" and he was not treated for any urgent or acute issues, his physician said in a statement on Monday.

It comes after an unexpected trip to Walter Reed Medical Centre over the weekend sparked a variety of rumors.

Jayson Albano reports.


Trump's doctor dismisses health rumors

Donald Trump's doctor has dismissed rumors on the president's health, after he made an unexpected visit to Walter Reed Medical Center over the weekend.

In a memo released by the White House, Navy Commander Sean Conley said quote: "Despite some of the speculation, the president has not had any chest pain, nor was he evaluated or treated for any urgent or acute issues." Trump's visit on Saturday (November 16) prompted speculations about the health of the 73-year-old, who has been known to avoid exercise as well as ignore advice to lose weight.

Conley said that the trip was kept off the record due to scheduling uncertainties, while the White House's partial release of the exam results - which was not mandatory under law - came after Trump and his aides debated how to address the rumors.

Trump also took his results to Twitter on Sunday (November 17) saying that he would complete the check next year.

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