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Donald Trump’s doctor says president was not evaluated for ‘urgent or acute’ illness

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s physician dismissed speculation late Monday about his unexpected trip to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center over the weekend, calling the visit “routine” and “preventative.”

Dr. Sean Conley, the president’s physician, dismissed speculation that the president had been brought to the hospital for chest pain and specifically said Trump was not evaluated for “any urgent or acute issues.”

White House officials have been working to downplay the unexpected visit on Saturday to the suburban Washington medical center. The president’s annual physical usually is announced in advance to avoid speculation about his health, but was not in this case.

Though the White House usually discloses the president’s weight, blood pressure and other details of an annual exam, Conley provided only the president’s cholesterol numbers. Conley said he would provide a more comprehensive exam early next year. The president last had his annual physical in February.

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