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

Getty Images

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.

Related News:

  • After Delhi, Congress demands similar disqualification of 11 MLAs in BJP's Chattisgarh

    After Delhi, Congress demands similar disqualification of 11 MLAs in BJP's Chattisgarh

    The disqualification will not put into jeopardy Kejriwal's government because of its huge majority in the Delhi assembly . Once the President accepts the recommendation, by-elections will have to be held for 20 Assembly seats.
    Choosing Between Colony NorthStar, Inc. (CLNS) and Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY)?

    Choosing Between Colony NorthStar, Inc. (CLNS) and Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY)?

    Advisory Services Network LLC increased its position in shares of Annaly Capital Management by 9.0% during the second quarter. When investing in a volatile security, the risk of success is increased just as much as the risk of failure.
    US government faces shutdown as Senate rejects funding bill

    US government faces shutdown as Senate rejects funding bill

    At one point, the two party leaders, Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer, disappeared into the Senate cloakroom together for a chat. Schumer went on, "Now all of this problem is because Republican leadership can't get to yes, because President Trump refuses to".
  • Ohio State Basketball: 3 road tested questions for the Buckeyes

    Ohio State Basketball: 3 road tested questions for the Buckeyes

    The Wildcats missed 12 straight jump shots during that stretch as Ohio State turned a 12-6 deficit into a 33-25 halftime lead. For the first time in five games, Bates-Diop failed to score 20 points in the Buckeyes' win over Northwestern on Wednesday.

    How Many Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE:GXP)'s Analysts Are Bearish?

    It operates in four divisions: Automotive, Industrial Power Control, Power Management & Multimarket, and Chip Card & Security. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Great Plains Energy by 0.3% in the second quarter.
    UFC 220: Stipe Miocic vs

    UFC 220: Stipe Miocic vs

    Ngannou gets his 'do touched up, and then the fighters square off against their opponents at the ceremonial weigh-in at TD Garden. Cormier (19-1) was last seenign suffering a violent defeat to Jon Jones at UFC 214, lsoing his 205-pound title in the process.
  • Trump won't go to Florida Friday amid shutdown standoff: White House

    Trump won't go to Florida Friday amid shutdown standoff: White House

    In the past, Schumer has described Trump as " like a Sphinx on this issue", a sentiment Republicans also appeared to share. Five Democrats voted with the Republicans to push a spending bill vote, and four Republicans voted with Democrats.
    I Am Not A Racist - Donald Trump

    I Am Not A Racist - Donald Trump

    State Department officials said diplomats have been advised not to try to interpret or soften the President's remarks. Mr Trump reportedly used the term last week during a bipartisan Oval Office meeting on immigration reform.
    Australian Open: Nadal, Cilic, Wozniacki ease into Round of 16

    Australian Open: Nadal, Cilic, Wozniacki ease into Round of 16

    At just 15, Kostyuk was the youngest Melbourne Park third-round contestant since Martina Hingis in 1996. The problem is I'm just not finding the right spots on the court right now.
  • What Happens During a Government Shutdown? Things You Need to Know

    What Happens During a Government Shutdown? Things You Need to Know

    He said Republicans keep kowtowing to the president, who keeps changing his position in the negotiations, leading to chaos. Goldwein says there have really only been three significant government shutdowns in the history of the U.S.
    Rocket Lab attempts to launch second Electron test rocket into orbit

    Rocket Lab attempts to launch second Electron test rocket into orbit

    The rogue boatie who foiled a third rocket launch attempt at Mahia Peninsula will not be charged, police say. Launch attempts will be streamed live on the company's website 15 minutes before an expected lift-off time.
    Trump hits out as United States  government shuts down over failed budget talks

    Trump hits out as United States government shuts down over failed budget talks

    Congress has scheduled an unusual Saturday session to begin considering a three-week version of the short-term spending measure. She said Republicans are "so incompetent and negligent that they couldn't get it together to keep the government open".


Most liked

Unusual Volume Spotted in Inphi Corporation (NYSE:IPHI) Stock
Robinson Capital Management Llc holds 1.73% of its portfolio in Nuveen Enhanced Municipal Value Fund for 262,797 shares. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 28 by Northland Capital. (NYSE:NBL) rating on Friday, August 25.

Boats rescue people from NSW bushfire
Firefighters worked through the night to extinguish one of those blazes with the second fire now being brought under control. A watch and act alert has also been issued north of Tamworth, where there's an out of control 3500-hectare fire.

'Dhadak': Interesting facts about the film
The original film " Sairat " starred newcomers Rinku Rajguru and Akash Thosar and was produced and directed by Nagraj Manjule. The film was announced when the producer of the film, Karan Johar unveiled the poster of the movie on 15 November 2017.

Call of Duty: WWII Was the Best-Selling Game for December 2017
Call of Duty: WWII players are being called to battle in the new Resistance Community Event set to kick off on the 23rd January. With it, players will be able to use a tactical knife with their pistols, learn the direction of nearby enemies, and more.

4 policemen injured in grenade blast in Pulwama of JK
The grenade is said to have exploded outside the station and no one was injured, said reports. The blast also shattered windshields of several cars parked in the area.

Trump says Sen. Durbin misrepresented what the president said during DACA meeting
Who cares what specific word he used? "You can not dismiss entire countries and continents as "shitholes". What has the reaction been? The alleged remarks sparked global outrage and demands that he apologise.

Donald Trump defends self, says: 'I am not a racist'
The Washington Post first reported on the remark citing unnamed sources briefed on the content of the meeting. Tom Cotton, of Arkansas, was also at the meeting and echoed Perdue's denial on CBS' "Face The Nation" Sunday.

USA health agency to issue religious objection regulation
Camilla Taylor, the organization's acting legal director, said Lambda Legal is prepared to continue to bring such challenges. Several other government officials and religious figures spoke at the press conference announcing the new division.

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Goes Dancing Mad
New footage of the game will be shown at an exhibition at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Tokyo next week. The majority of the new content will only be accessible to those with the Stormblood expansion.

Trump administration appeals ruling on young immigrants
The petition is highly unusual, as the government bypassed the 9th U.S. The brief also mentioned the potential for "onerous discovery".

Ja Rule Reignites Feud With 50 Cent: Read The NSFW Twitter Rant
Rappers 50cent and Ja Rule have reignited their beef of over 5 years and it looks like it will be yet another epic battle. Ja Rule didn't take well to 50 Cent's comments, taking to Twitter this morning to call him a "pussy".

Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) Given Hold Rating at Cowen
Cowen reissued their hold rating on shares of Mosaic (NYSE: MOS ) in a research report report published on Friday, January 12th. It has underperformed by 24.57% the S&P500.The move comes after 7 months positive chart setup for the $9.16B company.

Lindsey Graham hits White House, says immigration fight a 's-show'
The South Carolina Republican added that "it's the worst way in the world to run the military and the government in general". However, one of the Republican Senators who attended the meeting today claimed that Trump never used that word.

Watch Australian Open 2018 on TV, online
The German 21st seed is the last remaining major victor in the women's field following a streak of first-week upsets. Kerber will next be up against either of Hsieh Su-wei of Agnieszka Radwanska .

Navigators Group Inc (NAVG) Stake Lowered by Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC
Radian Group Inc ., through its subsidiaries, provides mortgage and real estate services and products in the United States. Retail Bank Of Montreal Can holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) for 113,368 shares.