White House Says Obama’s Health Is Fine

Posted April 27, 2009 at 2:55pm

Updated 5:44 p.m.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday that President Barack Obama’s health is fine following his trip earlier this month to Mexico, where swine flu is so far taking its deadliest toll.

“The president’s health was never in any danger,— Gibbs said during the daily White House briefing. “There’s no medical concern for the president.—

The Mexican Embassy to the United States released a statement Monday afternoon saying a museum official who gave Obama a tour at a museum in Mexico and subsequently died did not have the swine flu. Obama was widely suggested to have been in danger of exposure to the virus from the official.

“Mr. Felipe Solís, Director of Mexico’s National Anthropology Museum, died on April 23rd, a week after he welcomed Presidents Obama and [Mexican President Felipe] Calderón at the Museum,— the statement said. “He died of complications of a preexisting condition and not of swine flu.—