President Joe Biden told reporters Friday that he is suffering from a cold.
Biden, 79, was asked about his health after sounding hoarse while giving a speech about the November jobs numbers.
He said he doesn't have COVID-19, adding that he is routinely tested for the virus.
"What I have is a 1 1/2-year-old grandson who had a cold, who likes to kiss his pap," Biden said.
Biden underwent a routine physical in November.
His primary care physician attributed Biden's increased throat clearing to gastrointestinal reflux.
During the visit, Biden also had a colonoscopy and had a polyp removed.
Dr. Kevin C. O’Connor said it was benign but could potentially be pre-cancerous. He said Biden should have another colonoscopy in seven to 10 years.