White House doctor says Trump in ‘very good health’
The White House physician declared President Trump to be in “very good health” Friday after he underwent a physical exam at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
“I am happy to announce the President of the United States is in very good health and I anticipate he will remain so for the duration of his presidency, and beyond,” Navy Cdr. Sean Conley, the physician to the president, wrote in a memo summarizing the exam.
Conley provided no further details about his assessment. He said reports and recommendations regarding Trump’s health are “still being finalized,” indicating more information could be released at a later date.
Trump participated in roughly four hours of exams performed by Conley and “a panel of 11 different board certified specialists” at the medical facility in Bethesda, Md., on Friday afternoon.
It marked the second physical that Trump has received as president. Last year, then-presidential doctor Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson delivered a lengthy and unusual news conference where he declared Trump to be in pristine health.
Jackson was later removed as the president’s top physician after he came under scrutiny for his supervision of the White House medical unit when Trump nominated him to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Conley does not plan to deliver a similar news conference and is expected to issue Trump’s medical report on paper.