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President Trump's Medical Exam Fuels Flurry of 'Girther' Conspiracy Theories

President Trump's Medical Exam Fuels Flurry of 'Girther' Conspiracy Theories

Trump answered all 30 questions correctly, Jackson said.

On the upside, the president aced a key test of his cognitive abilities known as "the Montreal test", a series of challenges that can indicate early signs of dementia.

It's clear they, like Nielsen, do this so they don't get crosswise with the volatile president - but in the process shred their own integrity.

Gupta pointed to a Mayo Clinic webpage that says a score between 100 and 300 "is associated with a relatively high risk of heart attack or other heart disease over the next three to five years".

"What you say about him matters more than anything else", Graham said.

"We do support the short-term C.R. However, it's not our first choice", said White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders at the daily press briefing on Wednesday. The host also cracked it was more worrying that Trump did some of the things he does-like tweet the word "covfefe"-while apparently of completely sound mind". Out of adults over the age of 18, 51.7 per cent met the U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines for aerobic activity, and 21.7 per cent of adults meet the aerobic and muscle strengthening activity guidelines, according to the CDC.

While much of the discussion online was sceptical of the claims made in the president's medical report, some defended Mr Trump and slammed the girther movement.

Sen. Lindsey Graham saw a distinct change in President Donald Trump's views on immigration legislation last week - and he pinned it on one White House aide in particular on Friday.




Some Twitter users even questioned the height of the man who reportedly labelled Miss Universe victor Alicia Machado "Miss Piggy" and told her to lose weight. "He has incredible genes, I just assume". I told the President that if he had a healthier diet over the last 20 years, he might live to be 200 years old.

"I've got to know him pretty well".

"I'm not going to get into what I said, but I will tell you, it was a tough meeting", Trump said.

"He has absolutely no cognitive or mental issues whatsoever", Dr Jackson said, adding that it was to his knowledge the first time a serving U.S. president had undergone such an assessment.

Mr Trump's mental fitness for the job had come under intense scrutiny after the controversial best-selling book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, portrayed him as childlike and mercurial.

Along with Trump's "shithole" remark and other happenings in the current administration, CNN's Dana Bash asked Graham whether he thinks the president is racist.

Jackson said with mostly normal results on a battery of tests and examinations "excellent", Trump, 71, has remarkably good cardiac health, probably because he does not smoke or drink alcohol.

Obtained by Politico in 2016, Trump's NY identification also states he's 6-foot-2.


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