It’s time for everyone to know the truth…
The doctor of President Donald Trump issued a letter Monday night claiming that the recent trip of the President to the Walter Reed National Military Center was a “routine, planned interim checkup.”
The announcement comes days after Trump’s hospital visit outside Washington led to questions about the safety of the president since it didn’t follow standard procedure for a presidential medical examination.
“This past Saturday afternoon the President traveled up to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for a routine, planned interim checkup as part of the regular, primary preventative care he receives throughout the year,” Presidential physician Dr. Sean Conley said. “Due to scheduling uncertainties, the trip was kept off the record.”
Conley also stated that “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.”
“Specifically, he did not undergo any specialized cardiac or neurologic evaluations,” he said.
According to a person familiar with the matter, the report came after medical personnel at Walter Reed did not receive a team-wide warning of a presidential visit to the medical center in Bethesda, Maryland, before Trump’s visit.
Usually, the medical staff at Walter Reed would obtain a general warning of a “VIP” tour prior to a presidential visit, alerting them of certain closures at the hospital. This time, it didn’t happen, suggesting that the appointment was non-routine and planned last minute.
The source said it may have been possible for a small number of doctors involved with Trump’s medical examinations to be alerted before Trump appeared at Walter Reed, but usually all Walter Reed medical staff would be informed of the president’s presence for a routine medical review.
Conley said in a report earlier this year that after a complete physical test, Trump was in “very good health.”
“While the reports and recommendations are being finalized, I am happy to announce the President of the United States is in very good health,” he said, “and I anticipate he will remain so for the duration of his Presidency, and beyond.”
Trump weighed 243 pounds in that test, 4 pounds higher than the year before. His blood pressure was also calculated as 118/80, and the results showed that he had increased the daily dose of rosuvastatin, a drug used to treat high cholesterol.
The examination last year found that Trump has a common form of heart disease and high cholesterol.