White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday said President Donald Trump's “throat was dry” at the end of his Jerusalem speech on Wednesday, which resulted in many questioning the president's health.
Sanders called these concerns “pretty ridiculous,” explaining that “the president's throat was dry, nothing more than that.”
It was also revealed that, like his predecessors, Trump will undergo a full physical early next year and the results will be made public by the doctor.
“The full physical that most presidents go through, that will take place at Walter Reed, and those records will be released by the doctor following that taking place,” Sanders said.
During Trump's major speech on Wednesday announcing that the U.S. 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. “The official term for slurred speech is dysarthria, when the muscles you use to speak weaken or you have a hard time completely controlling their use,” CNN noted in an article discussing the moment.
Multiple Twitter users wondered if Trump was slurring his speech:
Why is Trump slurring his speech?
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) December 6, 2017
Was he slurring?
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) December 6, 2017
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump's personal physician, Dr. Harold Bornstein, released two statements on Trump's health. One was a one-page summary deeming the president in “excellent physical health,” and one in 2015 he noted that Trump “would be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”
Watch Sander's comments below, via MSNBC.