Trump’s doctor dismisses speculation of chest pain

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Donald Trump’s doctor on Monday denied reports that the US president had recently suffered chest pain after he attended an unannounced medical checkup in Washington.

Trump, 73, spent just over an hour on Saturday having “examinations, labs and discussions” at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, his physician Sean Conley said in a statement issued by the White House.

“Despite some of the speculation, the President has not had any chest pain, nor was he evaluated or treated for any urgent or acute issues,” Conley said.

“Specifically, he did not undergo any specialized cardiac or neurologic evaluations.”

Some Washington reports had suggested that the checkup was unscheduled and had been triggered by Trump suffering chest discomfort.