White House doctor: 'No concerns' about Trump's cognitive ability

"I've found no reason whatsoever to think the President has any issues whatsoever with his thought processes", Jackson said.

In addition, there is a memory test involves the doctor reading a list of five words at a rate of one per second and the patient is asked to remember as many words as they can in any order. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) as well as White House chief of staff John Kelly and senior adviser Stephen Miller expressed reservations about the plan, according to a Washington Post report.

The cognitive test on which U.S. President Donald Trump received a flawless score is considered a good screening tool for mental decline in an otherwise healthy person, medical experts said.

"Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting", Trump tweeted Monday, using a nickname to needle the IL senator. That indicates he is borderline obese, with a body mass index of 29.9, just below the level of 30 that qualifies as obese according to guidelines used by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "I mean, I'm strong, physically", Trump told Reuters. "And I would say that's the category he falls in right now".

Sen. Lindsey Graham just spoke to reporters and laid into President Donald Trump and the White House for failing to broach a bipartisan deal on immigration reform and DACA with a government shutdown looming. Also concerning are Trump's total cholesterol levels and his LDL ("bad" cholesterol), as both increased significantly over the past year, despite being on a statin drug known as Crestor or Rosuvastatin. "He's more eager about the eating routine part than the activity part", he stated, clowning that he may bring First Lady Melania Trump on board to ensure her better half adheres to an eating regimen and exercise design.

Despite his sedentary lifestyle, Jackson gave Trump a glowing review, saying that life-long abstinence from tobacco and alcohol had contributed to his health.

Jackson said, "Some people exercise, some people don't". "I'm the least racist person you'll interview".

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Revealing the results of President Trump's check up, White House Doctor Ronny Jackson said he had scored a ideal 30/30 in the cognitive tests.

Then again, maybe Trump does have mythical physical prowess.

Ahead of the exam, the White House had said tests for mental acuity would not be included.

Recent controversy over Michael Wolff's book Fire and Fury has led to speculation about the president's fitness for office, prompting Mr Trump to declare himself "a stable genius" on Twitter.

And, on a day-to-day basis it has been my experience that the president - is very sharp, he is very articulate when he speaks to me.

The doctor assumed care of Trump when he took office in 2016 and has spent a "significant" amount of time with the president over the past year. Trump also takes Propecia for hair loss and aspirin daily, as well as Soolantra as needed for rosacea. Such exams are not usually part of presidential physicals. Jackson said Tuesday that there were no readings he was withholding.

Ziad Nasreddine, the Canadian immigrant who designed the test, said the exam doesn't test for everything: it doesn't examine judgment, or personality, and in certain cases, he says, it can be duped by an extremely educated subject.

  • Adam Floyd