President Donald Trump on Friday received his annual medical checkup, his first ever while serving as commander in chief.
The doctor in charge of the exam said it “went exceptionally well,” although he did not divulge any further details.
Trump’s checkup, conducted by Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, did not include a psychiatric exam, despite recent questions being raised about his mental faculties.
He walked out of the hospital Friday afternoon. Trump on Thursday had said he expected his exam would “go very well.”
“I’ll be very surprised if it doesn’t,” said the 71-year-old Trump, who last January became the oldest person ever to take office as president.
“It better go well. Otherwise the stock market will not be happy.”
Trump’s exam took place under the supervision of Dr. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician.
Jackson, who presided over President Barack Obama‘s last physical in office in 2016, issued a brief statement on the physical Friday evening.
“The President’s physical exam today at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center went exceptionally well. The President is in excellent health and I look forward to briefing some of the details on Tuesday,” Jackson said.
On Tuesday, Jackson plans to take questions from reporters at the White House about the exam.
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