December 6, Washington, D.C. President Obama was examined early in the morning by his personal physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson.
It seems Obama has been suffering from a sore throat for the past two weeks and sought treatment Saturday. After an initial exam by Dr. Jackson, the Presidential motorcade was summoned to transport the Commander In Chief to Walter Reed Military Hospital for a CAT scan.
Though admittedly not standard procedure for acid reflux, the ultimate diagnosis, it would seem extra precautions were taken to treat the leader of the free world. Unfortunately, most U.S. citizens would not be able to schedule a CAT scan on a Saturday afternoon for a real emergency, much less acid reflux, under Obamacare. Ironic. Nonetheless, the President’s scan was reportedly normal. When questioned about the expeditious treatment of the President, White House Spokesman Josh Earnest said that the scan was performed hastily not because it was urgent, but because the President had an opening in his schedule due to his golf plans being rained out.
The President seemed to make a remarkable recovery as he and the First Lady hosted Kennedy Center honorees at the White House on Sunday, December 7. He delivered remarks and appeared in good health at a reception held for honorees prior to the official gala. Five performers were honored for their contributions to the arts: Al Green, Tom Hanks, Patricia McBride, Lily Tomlin, and Sting. As usual for these honors, many celebrities were in attendance to pay homage to their colleagues.
In a celebration lasting three hours, several performances by Lady Gaga, Usher, Bruno Mars,Misty Copeland, and several others paid tribute to the combined works of honorees. Stephen Colbert hosted the festivities at the Kennedy Center where Mrs. Obama was seated next to Tom Hanks.
H/T: Daily Mail