According to multiple news sources, Trump underwent a “quick exam and labs” on Saturday.
Trump made an unannounced visit Saturday afternoon to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement,
“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.”
President remains healthy and energetic without complaints. The President also stopped by to say hello to the medical staff of Walter Reed, to share his thanks for all the outstanding care they provide to our Wounded Warriors, and wish them an early happy Thanksgiving.”
Trump’s trip to Walter Reed took place under unusual circumstances as his two previous physical exams in office were announced ahead of time by the White House and noted on his daily public schedule.
According to CNN,
“This time, however, the President’s motorcade drove to the medical center unannounced, with reporters under direction not to report his movement until they arrived at Walter Reed. Trump typically takes the Marine One helicopter to Walter Reed, but on Saturday’s clear-skied day, the President opted for the motorcade.
CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta said said the medical team at Walter Reed would typically ‘spend a lot of time’ preparing for a presidential visit. It was unclear when the medical team at Walter Reed had received notice of the President’s visit.
Last year’s exam revealed that Trump has a common form of heart disease and high cholesterol. Then-White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson recommended that the President get on a diet, start exercising and set a goal of losing a dozen pounds, but sources told CNN in February that Trump had made only minor changes to his diet and exercise regimen since his 2018 exam.”
The Palmer Report thinks something is odd about this sudden visit too…
“Trump isn’t supposed to have his annual physical until February; it’s still November. The notion that he’s having his “annual” physical done three months early is so absurd that it pretty much disqualifies it from even being an annual physical; what if his health situation changed between now an February? Moreover, nothing of the sort was on Donald Trump’s official schedule today. That leaves a couple possibilities.
One obvious possibility is that Trump is having a sudden health problem, and he’s using the notion of an early physical as cover. This is certainly plausible. But beyond the fact that he’s a morbidly obese man in his seventies with extremely poor eating and exercise habits, there’s no specific reason to presume that he’s having a health emergency today.
Another possibility is that because the news is so bad for Trump right now, he’s having the physical done as an attempt at a distraction, so he can force his military doctor to announce on Monday that he’s in perfect health.”
Or maybe he’s about to drop dead. One can dream, right? According to Paul Rudnick, Melania is hopeful…
Trump is currently having an unexpected physical at Walter Reed. Melania has rushed to her lawyer's side#WalterReed— Paul Rudnick (@PaulRudnickNY) November 16, 2019
Others on Twitter are concerned as well…
I am reading a lot of tweets about Trump going to Walter Reed hospital. Everyone should stop for one moment and consider that he has a family. If something is wrong, if he's actually sick, we should all join together and pray it's contagious.— Country First USAF Vet (@USAirForce92) November 16, 2019