The “healthiest individual ever elected” President claims his well-being is tied to the stock market.
During a brief back-and-forth with reporters Thursday afternoon, President Trump insinuated that the economy could take a serious hit if his upcoming physical exam doesn’t go well.
“It better go well, otherwise the stock market will not be happy,” President Trump said of his upcoming doctor’s checkup.
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“It better go well, otherwise the stock market will not be happy,” the 71-year-old President said.
Trump is scheduled to undergo his first physical exam as commander-in-chief at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Friday.
Trump quipped that he would be “very surprised” if the exam goes anything but stellar.
Earlier Thursday, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Dr. Ronnie Jackson will conduct Trump’s exam and put out a statement about his findings Friday afternoon.
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Previous statements about the President’s health have bordered on the bizarre. Trump’s family doctor, Dr. Harold Bornstein, made headlines after he claimed during the campaign that Trump’s physique is “astonishingly excellent.”
“If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to presidency,” the Upper East Side practitioner wrote in a statement heavy on superlatives but sparse on medical details.
Trump’s Friday physical exam comes amid widespread concern over his mental fitness.
A number of psychiatrists have suggested that Trump’s behavior — including threatening nuclear war over Twitter — shows signs of possible mental illness.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Dr. Ronnie Jackson will conduct Trump’s physical exam.
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Author Michael Wolff’s bombshell book “Fire and Fury” paints a picture of the President as an impulsive hothead who has a hard time remembering old friends and repeats the same stories over and over.
Trump, who’s the oldest person to ever be elected leader of the free world, will not undergo a psychiatric exam as part of his checkup, according to the White House.
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