White House explains bandage on Trump's hand: A scratch from playing with son

White House explains bandage on Trump's hand: A scratch from playing with son
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President TrumpDonald TrumpStowaway found in landing gear of plane after flight from Guatemala to Miami Kushner looking to Middle East for investors in new firm: report GOP eyes booting Democrats from seats if House flips MORE injured his hand while playing around with his son Barron, which required a bandage that was visible during the president's recent trip to the southern border, according to the White House. 


On Tuesday, Politico published a report that highlighted the bandage on the president's hand. The news outlet noted that a photo posted by Fox News host Sean Hannity during an interview with Trump showed a blood-stained bandage on the president's right-hand.


“The President was having fun and joking around with his son Barron and scratched his hand,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told Politico.

The bandage was reportedly no longer visible as Trump spoke to a farmers convention on Monday in New Orleans.

The hand injury appears to be benign, and Sanders said Trump will receive his annual physical this year. She did not give a specific date.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.

The president last underwent his annual physical roughly a year ago, receiving a glowing assessment of health from then-White House doctor Ronny Jackson.

Jackson, who has since left his role as White House doctor in the wake of allegations about workplace misconduct, said in January 2018 that Trump was in "excellent" health and is "very sharp" mentally.

He added at the time that Trump has "great genes" and was just under the threshold for obesity.