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Trump will get his first presidential checkup on Jan 12

The White House says President Donald Trump will undergo the customary presidential physical on Jan. 12.

Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the physical on Thursday. 

The White House had previously said Trump would have his assessment in the new year at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, however the date had not been set.

The 71-year-old president has released limited information about his health. The most revealing information came in the form of an interview last fall with Dr. Oz.

Sanders has said the results will be released after the physical, providing the most detailed portrait of Trump’s physical condition to date.

The White House says President Donald Trump will undergo the customary presidential physical on Jan. 12 at Walter Reed hospital. Trump is seen at the Maryland medical facility last week after a holiday meet and greet with wounded soldiers

During the campaign, his gastroenterologist released a four-paragraph letter saying he would be ‘the healthiest individual ever elected.’ Trump also appeared on ‘The Dr. Oz Show’ to say he felt great, while releasing his cholesterol levels and cancer screenings.

The president’s diet an exercise regimen have since been assessed as unhealthy for anyone of any age. 

Trump told Oz his workout consists of moving his hands while he’s talking. 

At 236 pounds, the president said he’d like to shed 15-20 off his weight. It will be clear after his physical if he reached his goal weight.

In campaign trail tales, the president is said to have gobbled down McDonalds and consumed copious amounts of Diet Coke. A recent New York Times profile revealed a 12-a-day habit.

The president’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, wrote in his election memoir that Trump consumed two Big Mac sandwiches, two Fillet-O-Fish and chocolate shake in a single sitting.

‘There were four major food groups: McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, pizza and Diet Coke,’ he says in ‘Let Trump be Trump.’

Lewandowski also wrote in the book he co-authored with David Bossie, a former Trump deputy campaign head, ‘Like an amazing professional athlete who has a routine that they do all the time when they’re ready for a big game.’

If Trump really did four McDonald’s sandwiches and a shake every day, he’d be hitting nearly 2,500 calories each meal. 

Lewandowski claimed later, in a television interview, that Trump did not eat the bread that came with the sandwiches – just the meat – cutting down on his total intake.

In the conversation with Dr. Oz last fall, Trump claimed, ‘I feel as good today as I did when I was 30.’

The president drew scrutiny several weeks ago, though, when he seemed to slur his words during an address. The White House said his throat was dry.

Just after his return from Asia, Trump also had a case of dry mouth that caused a dramatic interruption to the address as he searched for a glass of water.

While delivering a national security speech last week in Washington the president had to pause for water again, creating a sensation on the internet.

Trump’s trip to Walter Reed will be his first as president for a physical. He’s traveled to the military hospital just outside Washington twice since taking office to visit wounded warriors. 

Just before leaving D.C. for Florida, where’s he’s spending his Christmas and New Year’s holidays, the president spent an afternoon at Walter Reed talking to soldiers, including one, young man who was injured in a November IED blast in Afghanistan. 

Trump awarded the solider the Purple Heart for his bravery in a video the White House shared to social media.