Trump To Undergo Annual Physical

Saagar Enjeti | White House Correspondent

President Donald Trump will undergo his annual physical Friday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Trump is slated to head to Walter Reed in Bethesda, Maryland during the early afternoon Friday where White House physician Dr. Sean Conley will examine him. Trump’s first physical exam in office, which took place in Jan. 2018, became a matter of intense media scrutiny with White House physician Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson delivering an hour-plus long briefing on the state of the president’s health and declaring him “in excellent health.”

Representative Adam Schiff, a Democrat from California, arrives to a Democratic caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Nancy Pelosi is poised to clear the first hurdle in her bid to become House speaker when the party holds an internal vote, but her critics will be counting the defectors to see if there are enough to try to block her when the entire chamber votes in January. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Representative Adam Schiff, a Democrat from California, arrives to a Democratic caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Nancy Pelosi is poised to clear the first hurdle in her bid to become House speaker when the party holds an internal vote, but her critics will be counting the defectors to see if there are enough to try to block her when the entire chamber votes in January. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The White House was then accused of allegedly skewing Trump’s physical exam results by CNN medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta. “By all standards, by all metrics, any way a doctor or cardiologist would look at it, the president does have heart disease,” Gupta declared after the briefing, despite Jackson’s own firm assertion that Trump was not suffering from heart disease.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 15: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) (R), and ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) speak to the media about Committee's investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election, at the U.S. Capitol on March 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 15: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) (R), and ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) speak to the media about Committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election, at the U.S. Capitol on March 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders did not detail last week whether a similar longform briefing on the results of the physical exam would again take place, only noting that the exam itself would occur.

Trump’s 2018 physical exam later took a different twist when he nominated Jackson and then withdrew him from consideration to be the next secretary of Veterans Affairs. (RELATED: Ronny Jackson Withdraws VA Secretary Nomination)

Jackson was dogged by allegations that he improperly distributed medication to White House staff, a charge he and the White House vehemently denied.

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