The visit to Walter Reed Hospital by Trump on Saturday did not follow the routine or protocol for VIP visits for regular physicals.
President Donald Trump’s visit to Walter Reed on Saturday did not follow the protocol of a routine presidential medical exam, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Medical staff at Walter Reed did not get a staff-wide notice about a presidential visit to the medical center in Bethesda, Maryland, ahead of Trump’s arrival, according to that source.
A separate source familiar with the situation described Trump’s visit as “abnormal,” but added that Trump, 73, appeared to be in good health late Friday.
Trump’s unannounced trip to the hospital for tests was unprecedented in recent presidential history. Presidents don’t go to Walter Reed in a secret manner for routine tests and physicals. On a day when Trump is usually at the golf course, he was at the hospital. The president can have the standard physical done in the White House, and it Trump was going for his regular exam, why didn’t he do the whole thing while he was there?