Trump aces mental aptitude test designed by an immigrant to Canada

Galtero Lara
Enero 21, 2018

The neurosurgeon, who has previously lent his credentials to a possible bird flu pandemic and decrying medical marijuana use before shifting his position in 2013, appeared at the White House briefing room Tuesday and spoke with Dr. Ronny Jackson directly about Trump's health.

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants immigrants to come to the United States "from everywhere", according to participants at a White House meeting - a remark in stark contrast with his alleged denunciation of immigration from "shithole countries" last week. His blood pressure was 122/74, within normal bounds, and his cholesterol was on the high side, Jackson said.

Trump was 70 when he took office, making him the oldest person ever elected to the nation's highest office.

Jackson said Trump had performed "exceedingly well" on a cognitive assessment, which the president had requested.

President Donald Trump received a clean bill of health from a White House physician.

"The President is mentally very, very sharp; very intact", Jackson told reporters."Absolutely, he's fit for duty".

While Trump's may be the dream diet of a teenage boy, it's a nightmare for those trying to model or message that healthy eating - and exercise - are the key to good health.

Trump and his doctor discussed his diet and exercise during last week's physical and set a goal of losing 10-15 pounds.

"And let me tell you, his grip is unnaturally strong", he said.

He also said Trump took Crestor, a cholesterol lowering statin; a low dose of aspirin to prevent heart attacks; antibiotics to treat skin rosacea; and Propecia for baldness.

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The president has a body mass index of 29.9 which places him in the overweight category on the verge of obesity, which is defined as a BMI of 30 or greater.

Jackson responded that Trump is "in peak physical condition", before assuring that "he's been pounding pineapple juice to keep everything sweet".

"There's been questions about the president's mental fitness and the White House has of course pushed back on that", a reporter, played by Kate McKinnon, says.

He said that Trump does not always follow doctor's orders, but that White House physicians have ways to exert leverage: "He's just like every other president I've treated".

Undergoing this physical is voluntary, and Trump can pick and choose what the public hears about his health. "It would pick up on it", Dr. Jackson said.

He scored a 30/30 on the test, Jackson said, and there was 'no indication that he has cognitive issues'. "And I think he wasn't the least bit concerned that he had anything to hide".

"His score is 133, and anything over 100 indicates plaque is present and that the patient has heart disease", said Gupta.

Mishori disagreed with Jackson's assessment that Trump would be healthy for the rest of his term and possibly a second four-year term.

And when asked about how the president has bragged about doing better on the test than past presidents, the doctor responds: "In fairness, no other president has been given this exam".

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