He was reportedly “rushed” to hospital after being spotted with a full escort of Secret Service officials. The unscheduled medical tests sparked fears and concerns among the public. However, it was initially played down by his White House colleagues.
They insisted that Trump was having his annual checkup at the Walter Medical Centre.
In a statement shared on Twitter, the physician said that they “will continue to monitor the President’s health, planning a more comprehensive examination after the New Year”.
The physician explained that the examination was part of a “routine, planned interim checkup” which was part of the “regular, primary preventative care he receives throughout the year”.
The trip was “kept off the record due to scheduling uncertainties”, the expert continued.
They said: “After a little more than an hour of examination, labs and discussions, the President took a brief tour of the hospital to visit with some of the medical staff as well as speak with the family of a solider undergoing surgery, after which he returned home to the White House.
“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.
“Specially, he did not undergo and specialised cardiac or neurologic evaluations.”
The doctor added: “Primary preventative medical care is something that occurs continuously throughout the year, it is not just a single annual event.
“As such, I will continue to monitor the President’s health, planning on a more comprehensive examination after the New Year.”
On Saturday, witnesses spoke of how the US leader was seen leaving the White House in the afternoon.
He appeared to be carrying a tan rectangle-shaped folder under his arm.
The former Apprentice host then jumped in a black SUV outside the White House before heading off to the hospital.
Reports say that Secret Service’s heavily armed counter-assault team were seen taking up strategic positions after arriving at the hospital.
Reporters in the White House pool were forbidden to report on President Trump’s departure until he arrived at the military hospital.
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said…
Continue reading at Express Daily News