WH Rushes Out Denial Of “Chest Pain” Reports After Trump’s Recent Hospital Visit
The White House sought to stomp out any speculation about President Trump’s health after an unannounced visit to the hospital, claiming that it was just “regular, primary preventive care,” according to The New York Times.
In a memo released by the White House in an unusual late-night statement, Cmdr. Sean P. Conley, the president’s Navy physician wrote, “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.”
President Trump, 73, is the oldest man ever sworn in for a first term as president, and is not known for a particularly healthy diet or regular exercise other than weekend golf. He was taken on Saturday to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in his motorcade that had not been listed on his public schedule.
At Trump’s February checkup, he weighed in at 243 pounds, which is considered obese for a man of his reported 6-foot-3 height. He has reportedly taken rosuvastatin in the past, a lipid-lowering drug meant to control cholesterol levels.
Dr. Conley called Saturday’s visit “a routine, planned interim checkup as part of the regular, primary preventative care he receives throughout the year,” and said that is was not announced in advance “due to scheduling uncertainties.”
“Primary preventative medical care is something that occurs continuously throughout the year, it is not just a single annual event,” he said. “As such, I will continue to monitor the president’s health, planning on a more comprehensive examination after the new year.”