Doctor: Trump in 'excellent' physical and mental health

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Ronny Johnson spent almost an hour answering questions about President Trump's health after conducting a physical at Walter Reed Medical Center last week.

He described Trump as mentally "sharp and intact", despite the president getting little more than five hours of sleep a night.

Jackson said Trump had no history of smoking or drinking and did not have diabetes.

The writer is a physician.

"I've found no reason whatsoever to think that the president has any issues whatsoever with his thought process", he said.

"I've got to know him pretty well".

Asked how Trump could have scored so well despite a high-fat diet, affinity for fast food and lack of exercise, Jackson credited the president's genes. Slightly less exuberance would be more believable.

Jackson said of Trump that "He would like to lose 10 to 15 pounds". After the medical exam was over, one of the presiding physicians spoke to the media about Trump's overall health.

Other than an appendectomy when he was 11, Trump has had no major surgery.

White House physician Dr Ronny Jackson fielded dozens of questions from journalists and said the president had told him to answer all queries put to him and to allow whatever time was needed. Tests have shown he has high cholesterol and there's evidence of heart disease, but Jackson said tests show his heart is functioning well.

Calling President Trump "stupid" or a "moron" is a daily occurrence among folks who dislike him and/or his policies - but his MoCA results neither support nor refute that obviously silly assertion.

"If he had some type of mental, cognitive issue ...this test is sensitive enough".

The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), created by a neurologist, consists of 30 questions designed to detect signs of mild cognitive impairment, which often leads to dementia.

Because Trump has blustered about his health before, there had been suspicions among some critics that the White House might hide evidence that he is mentally or physically unfit for office.

Trump has also avoided alcohol and smoking, which could be helping his cause, his doctor says.

And we say that following a week of political talking points revolving about what vulgarity may or may not have been used in a closed meeting on an immigration meeting two days after the open discussion.

"We checked everything out and everything was normal", he said.

The doctor said he accidentally "dried up his secretions" by giving the President a dose of Sudafed. "Why don't you take this off my hands and weigh me again, OK?" Photos were posted comparing Trump, at a purported 6-3, to his predecessor, Barack Obama, who was listed at 6-1.

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