WH Pushes Back on 'Ridiculous' Health Questions Following Trump's 'Slurred Speech'

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Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the announcement in the wake of what she called "pretty ridiculous questions" about the president's health following a speech on moving the USA embassy to Jerusalem Wednesday.

The day after President Trump slurred through part of a speech, the White House announced that he will undergo a physical exam.

"The president's throat was dry".

Bornstein declared then that Trump "has had no significant medical problems" and called Trump's blood pressure and lab results "astonishingly excellent".

Trump noticeably slurred the final words and people started to theorize that he may have been wearing dentures or some other form of dental prosthetics.


At age 70, Trump was the oldest president elected to his first term.

When asked about Trump's apparent verbal slip, a White House spokesperson told the media outlet Quartz that Trump had a case of "dry mouth".

Trump's health has also come back into the fore in recent days because of a book written by Corey Lewandowski, in which his former campaign manager describes Trump's fast food-fueled diet.

Pressed on whether the slurred words might indicate any health concerns, Shah said: "I know what you're getting at. But I'd be happy to share any information".

It is the first time the White House has committed to releasing records about Mr Trump's health, something his predecessors did regularly.

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