White House doc to provide more details about Trump's health

Hannah Rogers
January 17, 2018

Such exams are not usually part of presidential physicals.

He scored a 30/30 on the test, Jackson said, and there was "no indication that he has cognitive issues".

The doctor speculates that Trump requested the exam in an attempt to beat back the narrative of the past few weeks that he is mentally unfit for office. "I find no reason whatsoever to think that the president has any issues whatever with his thought process".

"I have no concerns about his cognitive ability", Dr. Ronny Jackson told reporters on Tuesday.

Jackson performed the yearly physical Friday at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland.

Jackson said Trump doesn't have a daily exercise routine.

Trump had his first physical last Friday.

The doctor also mentioned that in addition to taking Advil and Crestor, a drug used to control cholesterol levels, Trump also takes Propecia, a drug used to stem hair loss.

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President Donald Trump's overall health "is excellent" and he did "exceedingly well" on cognitive screening.

The event includes of a three-part panel where, according to White House spokeswoman Lindsey Walters, "women from various backgrounds and experiences ... will speak with high-level women within the Trump administration".

President Trump had a weight of 239 pounds and a height of 75 inches, Jackson said. He said Trump's blood pressure was 122 over 74, and his total cholesterol was 223, which is higher than recommended. "He's more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part, but we're going to do both".

A fuller readout of Donald Trump's health is expected on Tuesday following his first medical check-up.

Jackson's last examination of Obama came in February 2016, when he wrote a two-page memo to then-White House press secretary Josh Earnest, which was released by the White House. But Trump - who has recently slammed the media for raising questions about his mental fitness - asked him to do one.

The doctor said a recent incident in which Trump slurred some words while making public remarks may have been the result of Sudafed that the doctor had given the president to take on the previous day.

Presidents aren't required to get a checkup, but modern presidents do so regularly and release a doctor's report on the findings.

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