White House doc: Trump in 'excellent health' after yearly physical exam

Cheryl Sanders
January 13, 2018

Dr. Ronnie Jackson stated that the exam "went exceptionally well", and "the President is in excellent health".

Absent such an health assessment, "the American people will not have a clear understanding about the health and well-being of the President", the medical experts write.

Friday's exam will not include a psychiatric evaluation of Trump, who boasted recently of being a "very stable genius".

The sitting president's routine medical check-up is not usually a topic that dominates headlines, but speculation about Trump's health has intensified in the early days of his second year in office.

He told them that he expects it to go well and that he would be surprised if it did not. With his physical set for next week, the president decided to make a prediction and give a warning [VIDEO]in the process.

The letter comes amid questions about the president's mental state following the recent publication of Michael Wolff's tell-all book, which describes Trump's erratic behavior and quotes top officials questioning his competence on the record.

The claims drew an angry reaction from the president, his aides and supporters.

To Yale University psychiatry professor Bandy Lee, not evaluating Trump despite what she considers obvious signs of mental degeneration since he took office will endanger the country.

The White House determines what data will be released from the exam. Trump is not compelled to release any information, and there is no template for the presidential exam. Jackson is expected to take questions about the results from reporters on Tuesday.

Past presidential examinations have included vitals such as height, weight, body mass index, resting heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturation in the blood.

Past exams have also included details about the commander in chief's vision, thyroid, cardiac rhythms, gastrointestinal system, skin and neurological indicators like cerebellar function, motor functions and sensory systems.

African Union countries have demanded that Donald Trump "retract and apologise" for comments reportedly referring to African nations as "shitholes".

When President Obama underwent a physical, Jackson released the results with Obama's consent.

He also said Trump took Crestor, a cholesterol lowering statin; a low dose of aspirin to prevent heart attacks; antibiotics to treat skin rosacea; and Propecia for baldness. He was an alcoholic who died at the age of 43.

After an emergency session to discuss Mr Trump's remarks, a group of 54 African ambassadors to the United Nations said it was "concerned at the continuing and growing trend from the U.S. administration toward Africa and people of African descent to denigrate the continent and people of colour".

That's because Trump is notably fond of fast food and reportedly drinks 12 cans of Diet Coke a day.

"Let Trump be Trump" was co-written by former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and claims dinner could be "two Big Macs, two Filet-O-Fish, and a chocolate malted (milkshake)". The plane was also well stocked with biscuits, crisps and pretzels. Bornstein later provided a fuller accounting of Trump's medical status, which was unveiled with considerable drama during a televised sit-down Trump had with celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz in September 2016.

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