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Trump is postponing the second part of his mysterious annual physical

President Trump says he doesn't have time to undergo a physical, telling reporters on Monday that his hectic schedule is keeping him from getting checked out.

"I'm going probably over the next 90 days," Trump said. "I'm so busy I can't do it." Typically, presidential physicals are conducted in the beginning of the year; Trump's last planned physical was in February 2019. At the time, Dr. Sean Conley said Trump was in "very good health overall," but had gained four pounds since February 2018 and was taking a higher dosage of medication used to treat high cholesterol.

In November, Trump made an unscheduled trip to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where the 73-year-old underwent what was later described as an "interim checkup." Conley called the visit "routine" and said it was only kept highly secretive due to "scheduling uncertainties." White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham claimed Trump had a "free weekend" and decided to "begin portions of his routine annual physical exam." Presidents do not normally break their physicals up into segments several months apart.