Donald Trump has shown no abnormal signs following a cognitive test and is in "excellent" health, the White House physician said after the 71-year-old USA president underwent his first medical check-up amidst speculation about his mental abilities. He was formally named Physician to the President in 2013 by then-President Barack Obama. "He would like to lose 10 to 15 pounds".
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Negotiations over immigration went off the rails last Thursday after Trump - who at first sounded receptive - reportedly shot down a bipartisan deal offered by Graham and Durbin and questioned why the United States accepted immigrants from "shithole countries", referring to Africa, Haiti and El Salvador.
Jackson did note that the president "would benefit" from a diet lower in fat and carbohydrates and also more exercise.
And according to the State Department, several countries have summoned USA diplomats to the respective nations they reside in to answer for Trump's comment, with more expected this week. "We will continue to hold him accountable for his lack of character and failure to support issues and ideals important to his constituents".
He had a ideal score on a cognitive screening test.
"There's no indication whatsoever that he has any cognitive issues", Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, the chief White House doctor, whose tenure treating presidents began with George W. Bush, told reporters during a lengthy White House briefing.
Jackson said the president did not have dentures, and explained the slurring of his speech at a recent event on Jerusalem as a result of taking too much Sudafed. The 71-year-old president is both physically and cognitively "fit for duty", Jackson said. What can I tell you?' he said.
"He has incredible genes and that's the way God made him".
For context, adults aged 65 and up are recommended to get between seven and eight hours of sleep, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
"I thought the guy I saw on Tuesday was the guy I play golf with", Graham said to reporters on Capitol Hill.
"He has a lot of energy, a lot of energy and a lot of stamina", Jackson said.
Regarding his physical health, he said he had dieted successfully before.
The doctor, who based his view of the president's mental condition on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment and daily conversations with Trump, called speculation from outside mental health professionals "tabloid psychiatry".
"I had absolutely no concerns about his cognitive ability or his - you know, his neurological function".
Jackson reports that the 6-foot-3 president weighed in at 239 pounds - three pounds heavier than he was in September 2016.
He doesn't seem overly stressed out.
The White House physician says President Donald Trump performed "exceedingly well" on a surprise cognitive screening test administered last week.
CNN's "New Day" co-host Alisyn Camerota put up a graphic of Trump's coronary calcium scores dating back to 2009 and asked Gupta about the "troubling signs" he saw in Trump's numbers.
He takes hair loss pills.
Like most men of his age, President Donald Trump has a common form of heart disease, relatively easy to address if he increases the dose of his cholesterol-lowering medication and makes necessary lifestyle changes.