White House doctor: President Trump 'is in excellent health'

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"The President is in excellent health", said Jackson after he conducted the first physical exam of the 45th President of the United states.

White House physician Dr Ronny Jackson said the examination which lasted around three hours at the Walter Reed military hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, "went exceptionally well".

The White House announced earlier this week that Jackson would take the unusual step of answering questions about the president's exam during the daily briefing next Tuesday.

President Donald Trump shakes hands with Dr. Ronny Jackson after his annual physical exam at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on January 12, 2018.

When he was running for office, Trump released a glowing report from his personal physician in NY, who said Trump would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency".

Physical exams for presidents have been a norm since Richard Nixon, according to ABC News, but they aren't required. In the year that has followed, many in the media have pointed to the president's unhealthy eating habits and rotund body type as a way to push back against claims from the White House that Trump is in good health.

"It's important for the public to see that these are concerns a lot of people have and understand our reasons and motivations", he said.

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US Ambassador Robert "Woody" Johnson - a Trump appointee - also explained in an article for the Evening Standard the decision to move the embassy was made in 2008 because of security fears after 9/11. Bandy X. Lee briefed members of Congress on concerns about Trump's mental fitness to be president, despite advice from the American Psychiatric Association not to suggest a diagnosis of any mental health issue if the person has not personally examined the individual in question.

Trump is getting the customary presidential health check amid questions about his fitness for office.

Thursday, a group of more than 70 psychologists, psychiatrists and mental health professionals sent a letter to Trump's physician imploring him to include an evaluation of the president's neurological health in Friday's checkup.

Dr. Bornstein wrote that a "complete medical examination" had indicated "only positive results", though it gave few specifics and did not reveal Mr. Trump's weight at the time.

Past presidential physicals mainly paint a portrait of vigor - punctuated by details like workout routines and sports injuries - but Trump isn't known to exercise beyond short walks. He also chows down on well-done steaks, chocolate cake and double scoops of vanilla ice cream and reportedly downs 12 Diet Cokes a day.

Trump does not smoke, and he does not consume alcohol.

WASHINGTON ― President 's own administration recommends that those 65 and older get an annual "cognitive impairment" screening as part of their annual physicals. Bill Clinton was a runner who installed a jogging track at the White House.

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