Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
Global | By Shelia Dennis

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

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

The White House said President Trump's slurred speech at the end of his announcement about Jerusalem was no more than a case of dry mouth.

"There were a lot of questions on that - frankly, pretty ridiculous questions", Sanders told reporters at her daily briefing.

During Trump's major speech on Wednesday announcing that the US would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the president appeared to start slurring his words, leading many online to speculate what could be the causing the impairment.

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Past presidents have typically undergone annual physical examinations with a military doctor and released those records to the public.

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the announcement in the wake of what she called "pretty ridiculous questions" about the president's health following a speech on moving the US embassy to Jerusalem Wednesday.

She added: "He does have a physical scheduled for the first part of next year, the full physical that most presidents go through".

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During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump's personal physician, Dr. Harold Bornstein, released two statements on Trump's health.

"If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to presidency", the doctor declared. President George W. Bush's was first released August 4, 2001.

On the campaign trail in OH, he said: "You think Hillary Clinton would be able to stand up here and do this for an hour? I really enjoy doing it", Trump said.

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