Burned by book, Trump takes issue with nation's libel laws

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Mr Trump himself sparked a storm of speculation last month when he appeared to slur words during a nationally televised address.

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders did say that results of Trump's January 12 physical will be released after its completion, but she was unclear what that would entail. The White House has called it "complete fantasy".

The state of President Ronald Reagan's health was also tightly controlled by the White House, which carefully choreographed media coverage to portray him as robust.

Veterans like David Frank agree, who served for 4 years including a tour in Iraq.

You have heard of "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House", Holt & Company, 2017, by Michael Wolff.

"I think it's going to go very well", he told reporters.

Mr Trump will take a helicopter to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre in Bethesda, Maryland for the annual exam on Friday January 12.

There is no requirement for a president to have a physical, but modern officeholders undergo them regularly and release a doctor's report stating that they are "fit for duty".

White House Spokesperson Sarah Sanders has promised to read out to reporters the results of Trump's exam as soon as they are available, CNN reported. Assessment of cognitive function is not purely subjective, but objective as well. The president gets little physical exercise and uses a cart during his frequent golf outings.

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Trump's personal doctor, Harold Bornstein, released a letter during the presidential campaign claiming the real estate mogul would be the "healthiest individual ever elected" and that his laboratory tests were "astonishingly excellent".

This Friday, Donald Trump has an unusual appointment on his agenda. His EKG, chest X-ray, echocardiogram and blood sugar were normal.

The two hour medical exam will include blood and urine test, heart checks and questions about his sleeping habits and sex life. The letter revealed that Trump took a daily aspirin and a low dose of a statin, used to lower cholesterol.

"If mental health concerns are raised, the standard of care would result in the examining physician seeking consultation from an experienced psychiatrist who would approach the consultation with objectivity and within the physician-patient confidential relationship", the APA said. He says this administration needs to focus on a more comprehensive approach to fixing issues facing veterans rather than executive orders.

And his diet isn't known to have changed from the high-calorie dishes he has favored in the past: well-done steak with ketchup, meatloaf, hamburgers, vanilla ice cream, salads with blue cheese dressing and chocolate cake. In a series of interviews past year, Trump showed journalists how he summons a butler to bring him a soda by pressing a red button on his Oval Office desk.

The Department of Veterans Affairs, Defense and Homeland Security have two months from the date the executive order was signed to provide the president a "Joint Action Plan" that lays out "concrete actions to provide, to the extent consistent with law, seamless access to mental health treatment and suicide prevention resources for transitioning uniformed service members in the year following discharge, separation, or retirement".

As an aside to his comment about the physical, Trump said, "It better go well otherwise the stock market will not be happy".

Neither measure has advanced in Congress.

A White House readout released shortly before the Cabinet meeting said the president had told Moon he was open to talks with North Korea "at the appropriate time, under the right circumstances".

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