Donald Trump is in 'excellent health' after first Presidential health check

Ronny Jackson said that Mr Trump was overweight - he is 6ft 2in tall and weighs 17st, which puts him on the cusp of being obese - and that his cholesterol levels were higher than ideal.

In an effort to disprove those theories, President Trump passed a voluntary cognitive assessment test Friday meant to assess his mental reflexes, according to a White House doctor.

Gunn, 51, shared several photos of Mr Trump next to much slimmer men - often athletes - who are known to weight around 100kg or less.

President Donald Trump's doctor on Tuesday said that he scored 100% on a test that measures cognitive decline in older adults. "I don't know. Some people have great genes ... he has incredible genes and that's the way God made him".

These periodic health evaluations are arguably particularly critical for Trump, who at age 71 is the oldest person ever elected president for a first term.

So he's very healthy despite those things, and I don't think that he does that any more.

Jackson attributed Trump's relatively good health to a history of not drinking alcohol or smoking tobacco.

In response to speculation that the president has mental health problems, Jackson said, "In my opinion, that's just tabloid psychiatry".

Jackson says he looks forward to providing additional details at a White House briefing Tuesday.

"It is called genetics".

President Trump had a weight of 239 pounds and a height of 75 inches, Jackson said. A photocopy of his NY driver's license circulated by media outlets during the campaign listed him at 6-foot-2.

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

The news about Trump's schedule revolving around watching TV and tweeting does not come as a surprise to numerous people who have noticed how his tweets have often reflected Fox News programming stories, with the most recent example being his near-undermining of a FISA bill vote in Congress after watching a right-wing critic of the provision on "Fox & Friends". "10 to 15 pounds".

Such exams are not usually part of presidential physicals, but Trump requested the test, and passed with a flawless 30 out of 30 score. Jackson said he didn't feel the test was necessary. Abstract thought is then tested by the doctor, who asks the subject to explain what a specific pair of words have in common. Trump also takes Propecia for hair loss and aspirin daily, as well as Soolantra as needed for rosacea.

Jackson said Trump encouraged him to speak with reporters about the physical, and to take every question they had.

"The president has acknowledged he'd be healthier if he lost a few pounds", Jackson said.

Asked about Bornstein's claims, Jackson demurred.



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