White House doctor: Trump is medically fit to serve
- Author: Jermaine Castillo Jan 22, 2018,
Jan 22, 2018, 2:11
Trump, who was coy about sharing medical information during his unconventional 2016 run for office, used his first presidential medical exam - conducted on Friday at Walter Reed National Medical Centre - to try to put to rest lingering questions about his mental fitness for office.
Speaking during the White House press briefing on Tuesday, Dr Jackson said: "I've got to know him pretty well and I had absolutely no concerns about his cognitive ability".
Cognitive assessments aren't routine in standard physicals, though they recently became covered in Medicare's annual wellness visits for seniors. At another point, discussing potential relief for groups of immigrants - including Haitians - who are losing their temporary permission to remain here, Trump reportedly said, "Why do we need more Haitians?"
"I mean I walk, I this, I that", Trump said.
Regarding his physical health, he said he had dieted successfully before.
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Not expected are any conclusions about Trump's mental acuity. "There is no indication whatsoever that he has any cognitive issues". "The president is mentally very sharp, very intact", the doctor said.
Jackson said he "found no reason whatsoever to think the President has any issues whatsoever with his thought processes".
"We did do a cognitive assessment as part of the exam, and initially I had no intention of including a cognitive assessment in this exam", Dr. Ronny Jackson said on Tuesday.
"Today's announcement is just the latest in a disturbing pattern of hostile actions directed at young immigrants across America", said Lorella Praeli, director of immigration policy at the American Civil Liberties Union. The President's total cholesterol was 223.
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.
Jackson credited the results to genetics.
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"Did you see what various senators in the room said about my comments?" he asked, referring to lawmakers who were meeting with him in the Oval Office on Thursday when Trump is said to have made the comments.
Ranit Mishori, an attending physician at Georgetown University-Providence Hospital in Washington, said Trump received more screening and diagnostic tests than are generally recommended for someone at his age and with his medical history.
The test that cleared Trump was developed by a doctor associated with McGill and Sherbrooke universities.
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"You could be dark as charcoal or lily white - it doesn't matter, as long as you're nice to him".
President Donald Trump is healthier than he looks because of two life choices - abstaining from drinking and smoking. "There was cross-talk", she explained at a congressional hearing, but she didn't "dispute the president was using tough language". "I don't think this can be a definitive sign that he will be in this same state of health for the remainder of his term".
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