White House: Trump's throat 'was dry'

White House: Trump's throat 'was dry'

President Donald Trump will undergo a physical examination early next year and allow doctors to release details of his medical evaluation, keeping with past precedent.

According to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, it was a dry throat - "nothing more than that".

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

"I'll break the rule sand come back", she said, because "I know there were a lot of questions" about Trump's speech slurring.

"Those records will be released by the doctor following that", she said.

US presidents have routinely subjected themselves to annual medical exams by military doctors to prove that they are physically fit for duty. 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.

"Thank you, God bless you, God bless Israel, God bless the Palestinians, and God bless the United States", Trump said. One was a one-page summary deeming the president in "excellent physical health", and one in 2015 he noted that Trump "would be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency".

Former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski claimed in his new book that Trump's usual McDonald's order consisted of "two Big Macs, two Filet-O-Fish and a chocolate malted".

In a September 2016 television appearance on "Dr. Oz", Trump said he does not work out but considers his speeches to be exercise.

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