President Trump asked doctor for cognitive test

Cheryl Sanders
January 20, 2018

Graham, a Republican from SC, said it was clear that the president, Sen.

"He is more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part, but we're going to do both", Jackson said.

The president said his daily routine provided him some exercise.

Republicans are struggling to get their stories straight as President Donald Trump's Homeland Security secretary became the latest GOP official to offer an inconclusive version of a meeting in which Trump is said to have used vulgar remarks that have been criticized as racist.

Trump, earlier this month, pushed back over Twitter, insisting he is a "very stable genius" and that mental stability is one of his greatest assets.

At a press briefing on Tuesday, Dr. Ronny Jackson announced that Donald Trump had achieved a flawless 30 out of 30 score on the test.


"The president is mentally very sharp", Jackson said.

The 71-year-old's body mass index (BMI) of 29.9 puts him in the overweight category - and on the brink of obese - for his height at 6ft 3in.

Trump, who has gained three pounds since his physical in 2016, takes a drug to reduce his cholesterol, and Jackson said he may increase the dosage. Jackson announced at the time that Trump was in "excellent health" and promised to elaborate this week. Mr Sanders said, referring to Mr Trump's career as a businessman and host of The Apprentice before he ran for office.

Trump will be making some changes to his diet and exercise in an effort to lose weight.

A large amount of outrage has surfaced because of what he said, and we at the Alestle believe there are many reasons the USA should provide aid, and a path to citizenship, to countries who need it. "And there's good evidence behind that".

"The president does take Ambien [a sleep aid]. on overseas travel", Jackson said.


When it came to talk of extending protections for Haitians, Durbin said Trump replied, "We don't need more Haitians'".

Graham, appearing to appeal directly to Trump, called for him to be a leader.

"Luck is a huge part and it might not last", Murphy said.

Donald Trump could have lived to 200 if he gave up his beloved cheeseburgers, the White House presidential physician joked. The path to a deal seems even more complicated after last week's coarse Oval Office conversation, and Trump has accused Durbin of undermining the trust necessary to reach an agreement. And I think that's the argument: "you've possibly done more harm than good with Republicans", McCain said.

Mishori disagreed with Jackson's assessment that Trump would be healthy for the rest of his term and possibly a second four-year term. The doctor said he had "absolutely no concerns" about Trump's cognitive abilities. "He doesn't sleep much", he said. The screening test-which, Dr. Jackson noted, is administered to patients at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center-asks patients to do tasks like recall lists of words and numbers, draw simple figures and a clock set to a given time, and identify animals from images. I think the tweeting is not actually a bad idea.


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