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CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta disputed the health report put forward by White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson on Tuesday, saying President Donald Trump has "heart disease".

"I have no concerns about his cognitive ability or neurological functions", Navy Rear Adm Dr Ronny Jackson told reporters at an extraordinary press conference at the White House yesterday after Trump's first physical examination as USA president. "At the time of examination, the President was 71 years and seven months young, his resting heart rate was a cool 68 BPM, his weight a very svelte 239 pounds, he has a gorgeous 44 inch Coke bottle waist", Bennett's Jackson said.

"The president came to me and said 'is there something we can do?'" Jackson told reporters, later adding that the idea that Trump is mentally unwell has "been the narrative for a while".

Dr Jackson told White House reporters the USA president was given the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, also known as MOCA, and aced it.

"I guess they all realised they were going to have to leave it to a president that scored highest on tests", he said.

"I've always been more of a believer in diet 'cause I'm strong, you know?"

"Me being up here right now, I think I need a drink of water", he said.

'Most of us could lose a couple of pounds, ' he said, before scanning the Reuters reporters in the room and pronouncing them in 'pretty good shape'.

Trump is now taking several types of daily medication, Jackson wrote, including aspirin; Rosuvastatin to lower cholesterol; Finasteride to aid in the prevention of male pattern hair loss; Ivermectin to treat rosaccea when needed; and a multivitamin product.

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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. The physical was administered not by a kooky gastroenterologist but a respected Navy doctor who also cared for President Barack Obama.

Jackson said that Trump asked him to conduct a cognitive test on him, even though it was not required by law.

Martin O'Malley, for example, the former Democrat governor of Maryland and a failed presidential candidate, said to Martha McCallum on Fox News Tuesday night, just a few hours after the announcement, "He's in flawless health - which means he's only going to get worse".

"It's called genetics", said Jackson. I've seen people. then they get their new knees when they're 55 years old and they get their new hips and they do all those things.

"The answer to your question is that he has incredibly good genes", added Jackson, "and it's just the way God made him". "We talked about diet and exercise a lot". Trump also takes Propecia for hair loss and aspirin daily, as well as Soolantra as needed for rosacea.

But there's one form of physical activity with which Trump is closely associated: golf.

The medical examination took place amid questions about his mental fitness for office, spurred by the publication of a damaging book that suggested Trump's own aides worry about his stability.

Trump and fellow Republicans have disputed public accounts of the discussion.