In answer to a reporter's question about the president's "mental fitness", Jackson stated that the president performed "exceedingly well" on his cognitive screening, achieving a flawless score.
A White House doctor pronounced President Trump medically fit to serve as commander-in-chief on Tuesday - and added that he easily passed a voluntary cognitive assessment created to test his mental reflexes. At 6 feet, 3 inches tall, Trump had a body mass index, or BMI, that puts him in the "overweight" range, according to the National Institutes of Health's online BMI calculator.
CNN's chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, said Wednesday that he believes tests reveal that President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: "We should be like Canada" in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: "Sheet metal and garbage" everywhere in Haiti MORE has heart disease. Dr Ronny L. Jackson is the current Physician to the President and oversaw two of former-president Obama's medical examinations.
Jackson says Mr. Trump's 30 out of 30 score means there's no indication that Mr. Trump has any cognitive issues. "I've found no reason whatsoever to think the president has any issues whatsoever with his thought process".
Trump is the first president to be elected without any government or military experience.
Despite the number, Jackson said that Trump's exercise stress echocardiogram was "above average based on age and sex".
"Tabloid psychiatry" is how Jackson described outside diagnoses of the president's mental health by those who haven't examined him.
"He had great findings across the board", but the thing that is most outstanding is his cardiac health, according to Jackson, who was quizzed about the president's fitness from head to toe.
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Dr. Jackson said at Tuesday's briefing that after conducting last week's physical, he and the president set a goal of losing 10-15 pounds.
The doctor said he didn't ask, but guessed that Trump "sleeps four to five hours a night". The president is "more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part", his physician allowed. "I don't have those problems", Trump said.