#Girther: Doctor says Trump's in 'excellent' health and we think it's BS

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Trump, who was coy about sharing medical information during his unconventional 2016 run for office, used his first presidential medical exam - conducted on Friday at Walter Reed National Medical Centre - to try to put to rest lingering questions about his mental fitness for office.

But he said the test proves all is not as rosy with the president's health results as was made out. "If you do - certainly, if you get a 30 out of 30, I think you can confidently assume that you're done on the cognitive workup for now".

Dr. Jackson told reporters Trump scored 30/30 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, which according to its website is a "cognitive screening test created to assist health professionals in the detection of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease".

"It's called genetics", Jackson said, shrugging.

Ex-Obama administration officials stood up for White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson as he took heat over the results of President Donald Trump's physical.

Jackson said he prescribed a diet lower in fat and carbohydrates, and exercise.

Trump's blood pressure was 122 over 74, and his total cholesterol was 223, which is higher than recommended, even though he takes a low dose of the statin drug Crestor. Jackson said he would increase that dose in an effort to get Trump's so-called "bad" cholesterol, or LDL level, below 120; it now is 143.

"I've never known him to repeat himself when he's around me".

Despite the diet and cholesterol concerns, Jackson stressed that Trump's "cardiac health is excellent".

The 71-year-old's body mass index (BMI) of 29.9 puts him in the overweight category - and on the brink of obese - for his height at 6ft 3in. He passed a battery of heart exams including a stress test that Jackson said showed an above-average exercise capacity for a man of his age, despite some calcium buildup in his arteries.

Ronny Jackson made those results public, telling reporters that Trump notched a ideal score of 30 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment.

"It does rule out the need to do any other cognitive assessment", Jackson said.

Jackson said that the president is eating a healthier diet now that he is in the White House and has a team of chefs cooking for him. Despite this, Trump's #Health, both mental and physical, has been a topic of discussion.

It's designed, he explained, to test for "minimum cognitive function to be able to do important things" and "does not absolutely assess personality issues".

He also claimed that he had recently undertaken a test on a treadmill which had been positioned at a 'very steep angle'.

Ronny Jackson told the press that he did have some concerns, however, about the president's weight and sedentary lifestyle.

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