Sorry, Trump-haters, but according to Trump’s doctor, the president is a picture of health and could live to 200!
Turns out a subsisting on Diet Coke, burnt steak, and McDonald’s is the way to go.
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) January 16, 2018
Dr. Ronny Jackson, presidential physician, "People have great genes. I told the president if he had a healthier diet over the last 20 years, he might live to be 200 years old."
— Tom Namako (@TomNamako) January 16, 2018
Democrats have spent the last year mocking Trump’s health and his eating habits, only to be told Trump is in great physical and cognitive shape, even if he could stand to shave off a few pounds.
Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, MD, the official Physician to the President, briefs the press at 3:30 p.m. ET Tuesday on the status of President Trump’s health. He examined the Mr. Trump for three hours last Friday, according to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, marking his first medical check-up since becoming president.
“The President’s physical exam today at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center went exceptionally well,” Jackson said on Friday, according to Sanders. “The President is in excellent health and I look forward to briefing some of the details on Tuesday.”
While the presidential check-up is a routine practice, the briefing comes amid heightened questions of Mr. Trump’s mental fitness. The president, who is 71, is a known teetotaller, but has a penchant for fast food.
Capt. Jeffrey Kuhlman conducted Barack Obama’s first physical as president. His assessment, released February 28, 2010, found Obama in “excellent health and ‘fit for duty,'” and he added, “All clinical data indicate that he will remain so for the duration of his Presidency.” Kuhlman recommended that he continue efforts to quit smoking, lower his LDL cholesterol to below 130, among other things, and continue strengthening exercises for chronic tendonitis.
By the time he left office, Obama, who, like Mr. Trump, was then examined by Jackson, had lowered his cholesterol level, improved his lean body mass through his healthy diet and daily exercise, and remained tobacco-free. Jackson pronounced Obama to be in “excellent” — even “improved” — health.
Mind you, this is the same doc that examined Obama:
Jackson said that he “didn’t think it was clinically indicated” based on his conversations and interactions with Mr. Trump to run extra tests.
“I’ve found no reason whatsoever to think that the president has any issues whatsoever with his thought process,” he said.
Mr. Trump took the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, which is often referred to as “MoCA.” He received a 30/30 on the test– which would have detected any serious mental impairments, such as alzheimer’s disease. Anything scored above 26 is considered to be healthy.
“He has absolutely no cognitive or mental issues whatsoever,” he said.
Jackson explained that this cognitive screening is different from a psychiatric exam.
Trump has been advised to start exercising in order to drop 10-15 pounds, to cut back on carbs, and lower his cholesterol just a bit.
Meanwhile, in Democratland:
Dems believe the White House doctor is now involved in a conspiracy covering up Trump's weight lmao shout-out Dems for starting the Girther Movement
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) January 16, 2018
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