White House Doctor Says Trump Is In 'Excellent' Physical, Cognitive Health03:27

White House Doctor Says Trump Is In 'Excellent' Physical, Cognitive Health03:27

The tabloid-style book Fire and Fury by journalist Michael Wolff, published this month, led to speculation about Trump's mental fitness for office.

He weighed in at 239 pounds and is 6 feet 3 inches tall, according to the physician, Navy Rear Adm. Ronny L. Jackson.

Candidates first have to copy a cube, link up numbers to the appropriate letter in the alphabet (A=1, B=2, etc) and draw a clock showing the time 11:10.

Then, you could be in with a chance of passing the cognitive test that Donald Trump took recently.

Jackson described Trump as "very sharp" and "very articulate when he speaks to me".

Trump's physical health has drawn scrutiny for some time.

Dr. Jackson went on to explain that after close observation of the president for over a year now it did not deem it necessary to perform cognitive tests but did so upon the president's request.

Another doctor said the test was "not definitive".

US President Donald Trump recently underwent the cognitive assessment test before he had to go through physical examination, and he sailed through both the assessments, as expected.

Jackson credited the results to genetics.

"The answer to your question is that he has incredibly good genes", added Jackson, "and it's just the way God made him".

In September 2016, Trump's personal doctor, Harold N. Bornstein, said he took low-dose aspirin and a statin drug to help lower his cholesterol.

Ronny Jackson had issued a blanket declaration that Trump was in "excellent health" after last Friday's exam, and promised to provide a fuller readout on Tuesday. Apart from this, Trump has no problems in vision, head, ears, nose, and throat. Questioning not only normal findings, but trying to allege that the White House doctor may not be telling the whole truth?

An example of the sort of test Trump faced is available online.

"I guess they all realized they're going to have to leave it to a president that scored the highest on tests. Specifically, his weight and cholesterol could be putting him at risk for heart disease".

Jackson's adamant - Trump is fit for duty, saying, "All clinical data indicates that the President is very healthy and he will remain so for the duration of this presidency".

In her statement Wednesday, Nielsen said she is "thoroughly disappointed" that attention keeps being given to the meeting, when "we have serious and urgent border and immigration issues to address".