Trump's health excellent, has no cognitive issues: WH doctor

Ross Houston
January 21, 2018

Still battling over what President Donald Trump did - or didn't - say during a tense White House immigration meeting last week with lawmakers, Senators used a hearing with the Homeland Security Secretary on Tuesday to publicly appeal for compromise on DACA and a series of politically hard immigration issues, as one Republican urged the President to "close this deal".

Nasreddine says the exam doesn't test for everything: it doesn't examine judgment, or personality, and in certain cases, he says, it can be duped by an extremely educated subject.

Senior White House officials and Cabinet members, including President Donald Trump's daughter and senior adviser, Ivanka Trump, press secretary Sarah Sanders, counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway and Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, took part in the panel.

Test takers are asked to identify animals, and draw a clock face, putting in all of the numbers and setting the clock hands to a specific time, as well. However, he did say that, in theory, a ideal score on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment does not necessarily rule out cognitive decline.

Trump drew worldwide condemnation after reports emerged that he had questioned the value of taking immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean nation of Haiti during a closed-door meeting with lawmakers at the White House last Thursday, referring to them as "shithole" countries.


The test that cleared Trump was developed by a doctor associated with McGill and Sherbrooke universities.

"I'm really thrilled, and happy they chose to use it over other tests". "We can not do this with people in charge at the White House who have an irrational view of how to fix immigration", Graham told reporters.

"If the President is watching, I'm still in the phone book", Graham added, as he said both parties and Mr. Trump must give a little in order to reach a deal.

Men who stand at 6-foot-3 and weigh 239 pounds are not created equally.

Nasreddine cautioned that his exam doesn't test for everything. But if they score well that usually indicates there is pretty good cognitive function. "It has limitations", he said.


More than 200 women attended, including Anita McBride, the former chief of staff for first lady Laura Bush; Heather Higgins, the CEO of Independent Women's Voice, and Judy Van Rest, the executive vice president of the International Republican Institute.

Trump is known to have indulged in McDonald's and other fast food on the campaign trail - but Jackson said he has changed his habits since becoming president. Nasreddine came to Canada as a teenager with his family during the civil war in his homeland, Lebanon. He was 15. He, his widowed mother, and his sisters came to visit an uncle for the summer of 1983 - and, with their country ravaged by sectarian strife, they stayed.

However, Dr Ronny Jackson, said that Trump is healthy overall, but he advised him to improve his diet and exercise. Finally, she announced that "I have nothing further to say on a meeting that happened over a week ago".

"It's an honour for me to be able to contribute, to assessing the president of the United States".

The negotiating group reached an agreement in principle on a bill that would provide citizenship to more than a million young people who are now subject to deportation but who grew up in the U.S., a group known as Dreamers.


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