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'Train? I get greater than folks suppose,' Donald Trump says

'Train? I get greater than folks suppose,' Donald Trump says

Dr. Ronny Jackson gave the press a detailed briefing, going into almost every aspect of Trump's health after a four-hour medical examination.

The fast-food-loving Trump praised Jackson, who has served as a physician to previous presidents, but seemed wary of taking the not-so-subtle suggestion to use the White House's exercise facilities.

The 71-year old president had his first medical checkup since taking office last Friday at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Trump's test, the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, was developed about a decade ago and includes tasks used to evaluate recognition, memory and the ability to understand abstract concepts.

Cognitive testing looks for signs of mild cognitive impairment and/or Alzheimer's disease.

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

"I've always been more of a believer in diet 'cause I'm strong, you know?"

"That's just the way God made him", he said.

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Some pointed to Mr Trump's weight, comparing him with sports stars - such as the NFL's Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray, who has the same height and weight measurements according to one Twitter user.

Donald Trump's doctor has said he has "no concerns" about the state of the USA president's mental health, despite recent concerns raised about whether he was fit for duty.

"I mean, he washes his hands frequently", Dr. Jackson replied.

He described Trump as mentally "sharp and intact", despite the president getting little more than five hours of sleep a night. The doctor read a summary of the results before answering press questions for just under 50 minutes - in the middle of which he assured reporters that the president "wants me up here".

Many at the White House are hopeful that this will put to rest any questions about the president's mental stability despite the obviousness of the fact that Donald Trump possesses a temperament that is much different than those that have held the office before him.

Jackson recommended that the president eat a healthier diet, exercise regularly and lose 10 to 15 pounds.

"We checked everything out and everything was normal", he said.

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.


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