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Trump to undergo physical examination early 2018

IANS  |  Washington 

The has announced that President Donald Trump will undergo a physical examination early next year while promising to allow the to be released.

Trump will be examined by a doctor at Walter Reed, a military medical centre, "scheduled for the first part of the next year", press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Thursday.

"Those records will be released by the doctor following that taking place."

Sanders' announcement came a day after Trump appeared to get a dry mouth and slurred his words when speaking at a conference on Wednesday, leading to questions about the President's health,reports Xinhua news agency.

"There were a lot of questions on that, frankly pretty ridiculous questions... The president's throat was dry. Nothing more than that."

Trump's predecessors typically underwent annual physical examinations with a military doctor and had details of their examination released to the public.

It is the first time that the has committed to releasing medical records about Trump's health.

At 71, Trump is the oldest US President at this point in his tenure.

Last year, Trump released a clean bill of health but some pointed out that the record lacked details and had an over-the-top portrait of the President's health condition.



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First Published: Fri, December 08 2017. 09:20 IST