Donald Trump ASKED for mental health check amid fears over 'erratic behaviour'

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump return to the White House

The results of the US President's annual medical examination are being made public.

The President weighs 239 pounds.

Though his predecessors often arrived in the Oval Office by 9 a.m., Trump prefers to start his day where he feels the most comfortable and unfettered - inside of the private residence.

At six feet, three inches tall, Trump had a body mass index (BMI) that puts him in the "overweight" range, according to the National Institutes of Health's online BMI calculator. Specifically, his listed height and weight. "One pound shy of being obese!"

That's according to his White House physician, Navy doctor Ronny Jackson. Jackson said that Trump's cholesterol level is now elevated, so he is increasing Trump's medication.

Jackson said that he has spoken with the president about changing his diet and implementing an exercise plan with the goal of helping Trump lose 10-15 pounds within a one-year span. "We talked about diet and exercise a lot. I get more exercise than people think".

Even Dr. Jackson, who performed the exam, couldn't determine the exact reason for Trump's health score.

"I get exercise. I mean I walk, I this, I that", Trump, 71, said during an Oval Office interview.

Mr Jackson said the president achieved a ideal score on the test, which was included in last Friday's medical check-up. Some people have just great genes.

"I think it's important to understand what the MOCA does and doesn't tell you", Columbia University psychiatrist Dr. Paul Appelbaum told Newsweek.

"You know what? I'm gonna go out on a limb here and raise the possibility that this statement was not written by the White House physician", Maddow said during her show, the Independent Journal Review reports.

Questions have been raised about Trump's mental health for a while but got fresh impetus from a recently released tell-all book about his White House tenure that drew a picture of him repeating himself and unable to grasp issues.

The test given was the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, or MoCA.

Trump is mentally very sharp and very intact, and there are absolutely no concerns about the United States president's cognitive abilities, no signs of diseases such as dementia or Alzheimer's, Jackson said.

Jackson said he wasn't anxious about the fact that Trump only reportedly sleeps four to five hours a night.



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