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Trump Claims Surprise Hospital Visit Was 'Routine'

The president on Tuesday dismissed the idea that the weekend medical exam could have been connected to any significant physical issue.

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    Trump Claims Surprise Hospital Visit Was 'Routine'
    Susan Walsh/AP (File)
    Although there is nothing unusual about a president visiting the hospital for an annual physical, these events are typically announced on the president’s public schedule, and the White House press corps is given advance notice.

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday insisted his unannounced medical exam over the weekend was “routine,” brushing off speculation that he had sought treatment for an undisclosed medical issue, according to NBC News.

    “I went for a physical on Saturday. My wife said, ‘Oh darling, that's wonderful,’ because I had some extra time. 'Cause it looks like January could be a busy month,” Trump told reporters during a Cabinet meeting at the White House on Tuesday.

    “I came back, my wife said: ‘Darling are you OK, what’s wrong? Oh, they're reporting you may have had a heart attack,’” Trump said.

    “I said I was only there for a very short period of time. I went, did a very routine — just a piece of it, the rest of it takes place in January. Did a very routine physical, visited the family, visited a couple of groups, but visited the family of a young soldier who was very badly injured, who was in the operating room.”

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    (Published Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019)