Take the Trump test: are you fit to be USA president?

Trump denies he's a racist as Americans honor King

Trump denies he's a racist as Americans honor King

President Donald Trump is perfectly healthy and fit to lead the country, showing no cognitive or mental issues, although he could stand to lose a few pounds, the White House doctor said Tuesday. But it's more likely that Trump actually weighs 239 pounds, and comparing him to the 239-pound bodies of professional athletes is just skewing perceptions.

But Trump, whose height and weight puts him at borderline obese, said he would be willing to reduce portions of his White House meals.

The doctor also said Trump showed "excellent cardiac results ... from a stress test" performed on the president last week.

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

However, according to Jackson, Trump's changed his habits since becoming President, cutting down on his Maccies orders.

He achieved a ideal score of 30 out of 30 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (Moca), a test that screens for illnesses such as Alzheimer's and dementia (but does not assess fitness to lead).

Jackson briefed reporters on the finding of Trump's first presidential physical conducted Friday.

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Trump earlier this month tweeted that he's a "very stable genius," elevating the public conversation about his mental state.

Trump's mental fitness for the job had come under intense scrutiny after a controversial, best-selling book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House", portrayed him as childlike and mercurial.

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

"We discussed diet, exercise, and weight loss", the doctor said in his report summary.

"It's a screening assessment that we use routinely in the clinics to determine whether someone has some degree of cognitive impairment or not", he said. "I don't think he does that anymore", Jackson said, referring to the president's preference for fast food on the campaign trail. He also has a total cholesterol of 223, which is higher than recommended, and is taking medication to address that, Jackson said.

In answer to a reporter's question about the president's "mental fitness", Jackson stated that the president performed "exceedingly well" on his cognitive screening, achieving a flawless score. "I don't have those problems", Mr Trump said.

"His score is 133 and he is 71 years of age, which puts him in the 46 percentile", said cardiologist Dr. Rachel Bond of Lenox Hill Hospital in NY.

"In summary, the president's overall health is excellent", Jackson told reporters, adding he could benefit from a lower-fat diet and more exercise.

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