President Donald Trump is in "excellent" physical and mental health, with the added distinction of scoring 30 on 30 in a cognitive test, his White House physician said after Trump's first annual physical examination as President. The doctors said that the president is in excellent health.
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Ahead of the results Dr Sanjay Gupta, speaking to CNN, said: "I don't want to be rude about it, but the president doesn't look healthy and what we know of his diet and exercise habits, he doesn't lead a predictably healthy lifestyle".
US President Donald Trump shakes hands with White House Physician Rear Admiral Dr. Ronny Jackson.
According to Jackson - who was appointed by former President Barack Obama - the president is in great health, but some critics wasted no time casting doubt on Jackson's analysis.
The doctor said he was getting a nutrition specialist to meet with the White House chefs, "to make sure we're cutting the calories and the fats and the carbohydrates as much as we possibly can while making good meals for him". Although it was not part of the official medical records that were released yesterday, after further questioning, Jackson also revealed that Trump underwent a coronary calcium CT scan as part of his routine physical exam.
Nasreddine says the exam doesn't test for everything: it doesn't examine judgment, or personality, and in certain cases, he says, it can be duped by an extremely educated subject. Additionally, the President had an echocardiogram of his heart, as well as a stress test, both described as normal. He then went on to say, "I think he will remain fit for duty for the remainder of this term and even for the remainder of another term, if he's elected".
He probably only sleeps four or five hours a night. What can I tell you?' he said.