White House says Trump will undergo physical exam after slurred speech

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President Trump will receive a routine physical examination early next year and allow the results to be released by doctors, the White House said Thursday.

The announcement came after Trump slurred some words when delivering a keynote speech on recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

It is the first time that the White House has committed to releasing health records of Trump, something his predecessors did routinely.

Naturally, late night comedy show hosts had a field with Trump's apparent flubbing of several words during the speech.

At the very end of yesterday's briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded to questions about Trump's difficulties in speaking by saying, "I know that there were a lot of questions on that - frankly, pretty ridiculous questions".

What's more, Sanders' pushback notwithstanding, there's nothing "ridiculous" about the questions.

Sanders also said Trump will undergo the customary presidential physical in early 2018 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, adding, "Those records will be released by the doctor following that taking place".

Trump has frequently touted his health throughout his campaign and presidency, and producing a letter signed by his personal physician of 35 years to prove his point. It was the second time in a month that Trump appeared to get a dry mouth in public, after he reached for a water bottle in the middle of remarks in November.

It's hardly outrageous to think some will have questions about Trump's health given the circumstances.