On Friday, President Donald Trump underwent his second physical exam since being president, and he was deemed to be “in very good health,” according to his doctor.
Trump’s physician, Sean P. Conley, D.O., said in a statement:
This afternoon at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the president participated in a second periodic physical examination. Over the course of approximately four hours, I performed and supervised the evaluation with a panel of 11 different board-certified specialists. He did not undergo any procedures requiring sedation or anesthesia. The President is very grateful for the outstanding care he received today, and he especially wants to thank all the doctors, nurses, enlisted and civilian staff who participated. While the reports and recommendations are being finalized, I am happy to announce the president of the United States is in very good health and I anticipate he will remain so for the duration of his presidency, and beyond.
The Washington Post added that the “White House did not release details of the exam at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and did not say whether more details would be released later.”
Trump’s physical examination this year received significantly less attention than the first exam he received.
“Last year, Trump received a glowing bill of health from his then-physician Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, who noted the President’s ‘excellent health’ and ‘incredible genes’ in a briefing with reporters,” CNN reported. “Jackson even joked that Trump ‘might live to be 200 years old’ if he made improvements to his diet.”
Following his physical exam, Trump tweeted about the latest updates on North Korea.
“My representatives have just left North Korea after a very productive meeting and an agreed upon time and date for the second Summit with Kim Jong Un,” Trump tweeted. “It will take place in Hanoi, Vietnam, on February 27 & 28. I look forward to seeing Chairman Kim & advancing the cause of peace!”
“North Korea, under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, will become a great Economic Powerhouse,” Trump continued. “He may surprise some but he won’t surprise me, because I have gotten to know him & fully understand how capable he is. North Korea will become a different kind of Rocket – an Economic one!”
Trump may soon get more good news as reports surfaced on Friday that suggested that Congress was close to finalizing a deal that may give him some money for a border barrier on the southern border.
“House and Senate negotiators are closing in on a possible border security agreement that would fund new technology, additional border patrol agents, and likely some kind of fencing in certain areas along the southern border,” the Washington Examiner reported. “There’s no mention of a wall in the deal, per orders of Democratic leaders who vehemently oppose it. But President Trump seems to be more flexible to whatever the deal entails, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., divulged to lawmakers in a private lunch Thursday.”
“Tremendous numbers of people are coming up through Mexico in the hopes of flooding our Southern Border,” Trump said in a tweet earlier this week. “We have sent additional military. We will build a Human Wall if necessary. If we had a real Wall, this would be a non-event!”