Trump's Health Excellent, Has No Cognitive Issues: White House Doctor

Sergio Conner
January 21, 2018

If you watched the presser, where questions like, is Trump addicted to drugs, were brought up-I'd say that's a red flag that this press crew wanted him to have at least one awful ailment.

"All clinical data indicates that the President is now very healthy, and that he will remain so for the duration of his presidency. the President's overall health is excellent", said Navy Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson.

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Sure, the guy could exercise and lose a few pounds. "Incredible cardiac fitness", was Dr. Jackson's professional opinion. The president is in excellent health: good heart rate, blood pressure, and cognitive function.

But at times, Trump's Washington can also look strikingly similar to the era before presidential directives were delivered by tweet. Jackson even blessed Trump's habit of sleeping only four or five hours a night - "probably one of the reasons why he's been successful" - and his couch-potato tendencies: "He can watch as much TV as he wants".

"As a medical staff, we try to stay impartial, but when he was done, there wasn't a dry eye in the room".

"Jackson has been a well-regarded doctor", Milbank wrote.

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"Remember? The deplorables?!" Trump declared.

Jackson said that Trump asked him to conduct a cognitive test on him, even though it was not required by law. And despite the need for an exercise program and changes to his diet, the president is fit - mentally and physically - to serve not only the balance of this term, but another full term should he win re-election, his doctor said.

She said the test tells us little about the "worrisome traits President Trump exhibits - disordered decision-making, an insatiable need for affirmation, little impulse control, confusion about facts, difficulty foreseeing consequences".

"'Those close to him are sensing this level of appeasement is necessary, ' Lee speculated". They "feel they need to step in as a way to diminish his volatility and rage".

Trump does not believe in the health benefits of exercise.

- Dana Milbank is a columnist for Washington Post Writers Group.

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