On Saturday, President Donald Trump opted to begin his annual physical check-up and examination. However, this year’s routine has been deemed an “unscheduled physical exam” by media pundits, as it seemingly was never on the public White House calendar.
According to BBC News, the president’s first phase of tests at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington show he’s healthy and ready to take on the chaos of the upcoming presidential election.
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham issued a statement on the “unscheduled” exam, noting that a “free weekend” at the medical center prompted the sudden trip.
“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,” Grisham said.
She continued, saying that the “President remains healthy and energetic without complaints.” The spokeswoman added that Trump shook hands with the family of an injured special forces soldier who was previously stationed in Afghanistan.
“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,” Grisham said.
Two hours after arriving at Walter Reed, the president hopped in his motorcade and headed back to the White House.
Later in the day, Grisham appeared on Judge Jeanine Pirro’s Fox News show, stating that Trump is as “healthy as can be.” She told Pirro that the president is not lacking energy: “He has more energy than anybody in the White House. That man works from 6 a.m. until very, very late at night.”
Stephanie Grisham: Trump has more energy than anybody else in the White House
Jeanine Pirro: he's almost superhuman 💪😎 pic.twitter.com/MADypSAGZZ
— Wojciech Pawelczyk 🇵🇱🇺🇸 (@PolishPatriotTM) November 17, 2019
On the campaign trail in 2016, the president had harped on the idea that he was “high-energy” and ready to work tirelessly for the American people. In the heated primary, Trump even went as far as to deem establishment candidate Jeb Bush “low-energy,” a name that has stuck ever since.
We’ll see if Trump can continue bringing his “high energy” into a second term — if he can survive the bloodbath that will be the 2020 election.