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Trump sticks it to mental health doubters with flawless head exam

Trump sticks it to mental health doubters with flawless head exam

White House leaks about Trump's odd verbal repetitions and staff accounts included in "Fire and Fury" have Americans, from average middle-class voters to trained psychologists, concerned about Trump's mental fitness for office.

Mr Trump underwent the medical exam at Walter Reed National Medical Centre last week and Dr Jackson issued a blanket declaration that Mr Trump was in "excellent health". "The president's overall health is excellent", he said, repeating "excellent" eight times: "Hands down, there's no question that he is in the excellent range".

"The president asked me to do it", Jackson said.

The White House has dismissed the speculation, with Trump calling himself "very smart" and a "stable genius" on Twitter earlier this month.

Trump's heart exam was normal, with regular rhythm and no abnormal sounds, which Jackson said led him to conclude with confidence that Trump "has a very strong and a very probable possibility of making it completely through his presidency with no medical issues". Jackson also said that, at the president's request, he performed a cognitive test, and that he had "absolutely no concern about his cognitive ability or neurological function".

'Most of us could lose a couple of pounds, ' he said, before scanning the Reuters reporters in the room and pronouncing them in 'pretty good shape'.

Jackson would not comment on a claim made during the election by Trump's personal physician, boasting that Trump would "be the healthiest individual ever elected president". Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News.




Topol and the other cardiologists contacted Wednesday disagreed with Gupta about the calcium test, which measures the amount of plaque containing calcium in a person's blood.

"A lot of people go to the gym and they'll work out for two hours and all", Trump said.

Read the summary of the president's physical exam here. Trump released his health history in 2016 on controversial TV host Dr. Mehmet Oz's show. I mean I walk, I this, I that.

"So it turns out, according to the official White House doctor, Trump is completely sane, which makes me more anxious because that means he's doing all of this s- on objective?!" he said. He said the president had been given a Montreal Cognitive Assessment test and scored 30/30.

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

Most of the televisions in the West Wing are multiscreen systems, allowing aides to keep an eye on several news channels at once, but Trump chooses to watch one channel at a time.

Trump takes Crestor for his cholesterol, a low-dose aspirin for heart attack prevention, Propecia to treat male-pattern baldness and antibiotics for Rosacea, the medical report revealed. He has a history of elevated cholesterol and is now in a low dose of Crestor. If the White House wanted to put to rest rumors of cognitive decline, this was a pointed way to address the spreading question of Trump's mental fitness.


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