>> 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.
>> 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.
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.
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.
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.
>> 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.
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.