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Sergio Conner
January 13, 2018

US President Donald Trump is in excellent health, his physician said today after he underwent his first physical examination since taking office.

There is a long history of the White House picking and choosing what to reveal about the commander in chief's health, said Barbara Perry, director of presidential studies at the University of Virginia's Miller Center. "The president is in excellent health and I look forward to briefing some of the details on Tuesday". Trump spent about three hours at the medical facility in Bethesda, Maryland, outside Washington, for the Friday afternoon checkup, his first as president, before departing for Florida for the weekend.

"The president is in excellent health", Mr Jackson added after the exam was conducted near Washington.

It remains unclear whether doctors performed any mental acuity, cognitive or neurological tests during the president's physical exam.

He told them that he expects it to go well and that he would be surprised if it did not.

Past presidential examinations have included vitals such as height, weight, body mass index, resting heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturation in the blood. Now, the position is part of the White House Medical Unit, founded in 1945, which falls under the White House Military Office.

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The White House physician has pronounced Donald Trump to be in "excellent health" after his first medical exam as USA president, capping off a week in which his mental fitness for the job has come under intense scrutiny.

No, the exam will not evaluate Trump's mental health. With his physical set for next week, the president decided to make a prediction and give a warning [VIDEO]in the process.

While the exams are not mandatory, modern presidents typically undergo them regularly and release a doctor's report declaring they are "fit for duty".

"If elected, Mr Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency", the physician, Dr Harold N. Bornstein of Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, concluded in the letter. Senator Bob Corker expressed concerns to reporters at the Capitol in October about Trump's "leadership, and just his stability, and the lack of desire to be competent on issues and understand". His EKG, chest X- ray, echocardiogram and blood sugar were normal. After a physical during the 2016 campaign, a statement from his doctor said the 6-foot-3 NY businessman weighed 236 pounds.

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.

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