Can Trump Be In "Excellent Health" If He's Borderline Obese?


President Donald Trump registered a ideal score on a cognitive screening test as part of his physical examination taken last week, the White House physician said Tuesday, adding that Trump requested the test to rebut accusations that his mental faculties are declining.

USA president Donald Trump is "fit for duty" and should remain so through his presidency, according to presidential physician rear admiral Ronny Jackson, who examined the president last week amid criticism that the 71-year-old commander-in-chief may be unfit for office.

Jackson said Trump received a ideal score on a cognitive test created to screen for neurological impairment.

That's according to his White House physician, Navy doctor Ronny Jackson.

As is made clear in the White House physician's report on President Donald Trump's physical, the president is much healthier than he looks at least partly because he doesn't drink or smoke. Even if Jackson or Mueller came up with devastating findings, the act of removing Trump will fall to the Congress, now in the hands of a Republican party that shows no appetite for standing up to the president. But if they score well that usually indicates there is pretty good cognitive function. He added that the president had requested the cognitive test be included as part of the exam. Jackson said. "And my personal experience is that he has absolutely no cognitive or mental issues whatsoever". It usually takes about 10 minutes.

"He's more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part, but we're going to do both", Jackson said, adding that he might enlist first lady Melania Trump to help.

In terms of exercise, Jackson said Trump could use a variety of machines - such as a stationary bike, elliptical, or treadmill - to get his cardio in. "It's all about him", said Wolff.

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President Trumps' cognitive testing score was flawless, with no signs of dementia.

"I think he will remain fit for duty for the remainder of this term, and even for the remainder of another term, if he is elected", Jackson said.

Obama - who is 15 years younger than Trump - assumed office at the age of 47, and the results from his 2016 physical painted a healthy picture. "And it's concerning because you can start to say, 'Well, if you do nothing different, if things don't change, you can start to predict the likelihood of having some sort of heart event - cardiac event, a heart attack, or something like that - within a certain number of years'".

"I think you have great people from all countries", he said.

Jackson told reporters that the president personally asked that he answer every question put to him by reporters, and that press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was told by Trump not to interrupt the doctor during the briefing. "He has incredible genes I just assume", Jackson said.

One questioner asked what was basically on everyone's mind: if the president's diet is basically McDonald's cheeseburgers and Diet Coke (with no exercise to speak of) how can he possibly be in good health?

Questions about Mr Trump's fitness for office flared last week after a new book - Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff - said that nearly all of his top staff and advisers believe he is mentally unwell.