White House: Trump's slurred speech was caused by a dry throat

Cheryl Sanders
December 7, 2017

Dry throat caused President Donald Trump to slur his words during Wednesday's speech announcing he will move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders insisted at Thursday's press briefing. At the end of the speech, Trump appeared to slur his words.

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

However, the White House claimed that the 71-year-old is "perfectly healthy". "That will take place at Walter Reed, and those records will be released by the doctor following that".

Modern presidents have been examined by military doctors every year or two, and Trump has not yet disclosed any doctors' visits while in office.

Then U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) welcomes his son Donald Trump Jr.to the stage at one of the New England Council's "Politics and Eggs' breakfasts in Manchester, New Hampshire November 11, 2015".

The footage, broadcast on CNN, also showed Mr Trump adjusting his mouth several times.

Asked last week whether Trump would get an annual physical and report his health information to the public, as his predecessors have, Sanders said she did not know.

"So I think he's in pretty good health", he said.

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