President Trump in ‘Excellent’ Overall Health
US President Donald Trump had a normal score on a cognitive exam and is in excellent health, although he could benefit from a lower-fat diet and more exercise, the WH physician said Tuesday.
“In summary, the president’s overall health is excellent,” Navy Rear Admiral Dr. Ronny Jackson, President Trump’s military physician, said in the briefing.
“He continues to enjoy the significant long-term cardiac and overall health benefits that come from a lifetime of abstinence from tobacco and alcohol.”
Adm. Jackson said President Trump had “encouraged” him to address all questions, including the president’s cognitive health — an exam the doctor said was a 1st for any Commander-in-Chief.
“As far as I know, no president has had a cognitive assessment as President of the United States,” he said. “This is the very 1st time it’s ever happened.”
“I have no concerns about his cognitive ability or his neurological function, so I was not going to do a cognitive exam; I had no intention,” Adm. Jackson added. “The reason we did it is plain and simple, because the President asked me to do it.”
“He specifically told me, ‘I want you to get out there and talk to them, and I want you to answer every single question they have,'” Jackson added. “He called [press secretary] Sarah [Huckabee Sanders] and said ‘I don’t want you to pull him off and leave him until he’s ready to come off.’ . . . because the president wants me up here.”
“There’s no indication whatsoever that he has any cognitive issues,” he said. “You know, on a day-to-day basis like I said before, it’s been my experience that the president is very sharp and . . . he’s very articulate when he speaks to me. I have never known him to repeat himself around me. He says what he has to say and speaks his mind. . . . I found no reason whatsoever to think that the President has any issues whatsoever with his thought process.”
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