Doctor: Trump 'fit for office,' could improve diet, exercise

Doctor: Trump 'fit for office,' could improve diet, exercise

In addition to a battery of physical assessments, Trump also requested that the doctors have him take a cognitive exam. That number puts Trump on the cusp of — but just under — the obesity mark.

It all started with a tweet by political commentator Chris Hayes, asking if anyone had yet to coin the term "girther" in reference to the president's reported weight.

Asked how Trump could have scored so well despite a high-fat diet, affinity for fast food and lack of exercise, Jackson credited the president's genes.

The same reporter also asked, "Do you keep a tally of how much golf the USA president plays - that is something the press office repeatedly does not tell us".

Jackson, a Navy rear admiral, directs the White House medical unit and has worked as a White House physician since 2006.

The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), created by a neurologist, consists of 30 questions designed to detect signs of mild cognitive impairment, which often leads to dementia.

An example of the sort of test Mr Trump faced is available online. He's very articulate when he speaks to me. "And I think he wasn't the least bit concerned that he had anything to hide", Jackson said.

"He is the only doctor that has weighed in on this matter that has actually examined the president", Sanders said.

The White House will determine what information will be released, to the public regarding the check-up, since Trump is not compelled to release any information soon.

"He asked me to do it", Jackson said of Trump, 71, who previous year became the oldest person ever to become president. Jackson is providing a more detailed readout Tuesday following Trump's first physical last Friday at the Walter Reed military hospital. Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Jackson said he didn't feel the test was necessary.

The president's medical issues are limited to high cholesterol, rosacea (a benign skin disease) and being considered "overweight", as measured by the body mass index (BMI). Jackson also addressed the incident in December when Trump appeared to slur his words during a speech: Trump does not wear any dentures, Jackson said, and the incident was likely the result of a dry mouth caused by Sudafed that the president had been taking.

Trump took office at age 70, making him the oldest incoming USA president.

Given his age, Trump is in very good to excellent overall health.

President Donald Trump's physical exam results give an insight into his medical health and wellness for the first time in his presidency.

The rogue White House adviser account suggested that Dr Jackson may have been pressured to change the numbers: "Ronny Jackson has been palpably afraid of Trump's "fury" for weeks now".

The physical that Donald Trump took is all well and good, but the biggest question that Americans have about him doesn't relate to his physical health, but if he is psychologically fit.

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