President Donald Trump on Sunday morning, nov. 17, said that he had begun phase one of the annual physical exam and everything was very good.
The president spent more than two hours at Walter Reed National Medical Center on Saturday for medical tests as part of his annual physical.
“Visited a great family of a young man under major surgery at the amazing Walter Reed Medical Center. Those are truly some of the best doctors anywhere in the world,” he tweeted.
“Also began phase one of my yearly physical, he added. “Everything very good (great!). Will complete next year.”
Visited a great family of a young man under major surgery at the amazing Walter Reed Medical Center. Those are truly some of the best doctors anywhere in the world. Also began phase one of my yearly physical. Everything very good (great!). Will complete next year.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 17, 2019
Press secretary Stephanie Grisham said the 73-year-old president was “anticipating a very busy 2020” and wanted to take advantage of “a free weekend” in Washington to begin portions of his routine annual checkup.
“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,” press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.
Grisham said after the visit that the president had had “a quick exam and labs” and assured he remains in good health.
“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.
President Trump also spent time at the hospital meeting with the family of a special forces soldier injured in Afghanistan. And he visited with medical staff “to share his thanks for all the outstanding care they provide to our wounded warriors, and wish them an early happy Thanksgiving,” Grisham said.
Grisham told Fox News host Jeanine Pirro late Saturday that the president has a lot of energy to work very hard daily.
“He is healthy as can be,” she told Pirro. “He’s got more energy than anybody in the White House. That man works from 6 a.m. until very, very late at night. He’s doing just fine.”
— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) November 17, 2019
Includes reporting from the Associated Press