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00:00:00
>> I'm heading over right now to Walter Reed.>> Donald Trump receiving his first presidential medical exam, Friday. After a month of fear speculation over the 71 year old's physical and mental fitness.>> God bless the United States. Thank you very much.>> Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason.
00:00:19
>> US presidents always get a check-up at least once a year with a physician and that material or the results of those check-ups are usually released to the press. Now analysts who have studied this have said you have to take a little bit of the results with a grain of salt because they have complete control over what is released to the public.
00:00:38
We may get some specific data perhaps the President's cholesterol levels, for example, or something like that, that might come from blood work. But this particular physical comes at a time when there's a lot of discussion about his mental acuity and his mental stability even, in light of this book by Michael Wolff called Fire and Fury.
00:00:58
Which has really been making waves over the last week.>> Doesn't know me at all, by the way, did not interview me.>> The best-selling Fire and Fury portrays Trump as unfocused and child-like.
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When he was running for office Trump released a glowing one-page report from his physician who said Trump would be quote, the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.
00:01:18
>> This is not somebody who is a health nut. He's known for eating fast food, on the campaign trail, he favored Kentucky Fried Chicken. He does golf, but otherwise does not, to our knowledge, have a regular exercise regime. But as far as sort of the overall question that was raised about his capacity to govern and mental instability raised in that book.
00:01:41
It's unlikely that we'll get anything along those lines other than to perhaps support what he has said in the last week, which is that he's stable genius.