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White House: Trump's throat 'was dry'

09 December 2017

US President Donald Trump will have his medical tests in 2018 after which doctors would release his health records, the White House said on Friday while dismissing as "ridiculous" the questions about his slurred speech.

President Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House about Israel policy on December 6.

"The President's throat was dry, nothing more than that", she told reporters.

On Wednesday, during a speech announcing that the United States would be recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, President Donald Trump appeared to slur his speech, resulting in several people raising questions about the state of his health.

The White House said Friday that another positive report on hiring shows that "President Trump's bold economic vision continues to pay off".

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What's more, Sanders' pushback notwithstanding, there's nothing "ridiculous" about the questions. Photo via schiff.house.govNone of that tribe attended President Trump's first Hanukkah party Thursday in the White House. The spokeswoman said, "those records will be released by the doctor following that".

The moment was widely shared online and came after repeated questions about the 71-year-old's weight, mental health and whether he wears dentures.

The release on Trump's health status will be the first the public has seen.

Some psychiatrists have flouted industry rules on diagnosing public figures to openly question whether Trump is suffering from dementia or narcissistic personality disorder.

White House: Trump's throat 'was dry'