Trump receives ‘portions’ of the annual physical exams. White House said he’s healthy and energetic.
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump traveled to Walter Reed National Medical Center in Maryland on Saturday for “portions” of his annual physical exam, the White House announced.
” Anticipating a very busy 2020, the President is taking advantage of a free weekend here in Washington, D.C., to begin portions of his routine annual physical exam at Walter Reed,” said White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham.
Grisham said Saturday, as Trump left Walter Reed, that the president underwent “a quick exam and labs.”
“The President remains healthy and energetic without complaints, as demonstrated by his repeated vigorous rally performances in front of thousands of Americans several times a week,” she said.
His last physical exam in February 2019 yielded a clean bill of health for the president.
“I am happy to announce the president of the United States is in very good health and I anticipate he will remainso for the duration of his presidency, and beyond,” Dr. Sean Conley, the president’s physician, wrote in a memo released by the White House at the time.
Trump’s health has been subject to some degree of speculation as he doesn’t exercise regularly, beyond golf, and has acknowledged he takes a statin drug designed to lower his cholesterol.
His 2018 physical showed that Trump, at 6-foot 3-inches tall, had a body mass index of 29.9 last year, which places him in the overweight category on the verge of obesity, which is defined as a BMI of 30 or greater.