Trump's cognitive ability is normal, says White House doctor

Trump's cognitive ability is normal, says White House doctor

"One thing that really stands out to me is his cardiac health", Jackson said, adding that based on objective data, the President is far above average for his age.

The President of the United States Donald trump great condition. The question arose after a week of speculation about Trump's mental fitness for office, spurred by the publication of a damaging book that suggested Trump's own aides worry about his stability.

Jackson says Trump's 30 out of 30 score means there's no indication that Trump has any cognitive issues.

Jackson, an Iraq War veteran, has been a White House doctor since 2006 and was appointed as the physician to the president in 2013 by President Barack Obama.

The 30-point cognitive exam - which screens for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and other cognitive diseases in older adults - takes about 10 minutes for a doctor to administer, is widely regarded as an early and easy way to determine whether someone is showing signs of dementia, and has been translated into dozens of languages.

On Friday, the president was examined by military doctors at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, in tests that were said to have gone "exceptionally well".

"The reason that we did the cognitive assessment is, plain and simple, because the President asked me to do it", Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, MD told members of the media.

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President Donald Trump's overall health "is excellent" and he did "exceedingly well" on cognitive screening.

Trump had his first physical last Friday. It also noted his social history, commenting on his "healthy lifestyle choices" including "healthy diet" and daily exercise.

When he was in Iraq in 2006, while serving as the physician in charge of resuscitative medicine for a deployed platoon, Jackson was chosen as the White House physician.

"A president is a very special case and each president has an obligation to decide for himself what should be made public", Compton said, "and what conditions there may be that could affect or limit the way the president does his job".

Dr Jackson reported that the 6ft 3in president weighed in at 239lb, 3lb heavier than he was in September 2016. His resting heart rate is 68, his blood pressure is 122 over 74.

"The goal of this exam was to provide the public with an update of the President's current health status and to ensure the President continues to enjoy all the benefits of good health", Jackson said.

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