Donald Trump in 'excellent' physical and mental health, White House doctor finds

US President Donald Trump speaks upon arrival for dinner at his golf club in West Palm Beach Florida. REUTERS

Navy doctor Ronny Jackson, who administered Trump's first presidential physical last week, said Trump received a ideal score on a test created to detect early signs of memory loss and other mild cognitive impairment.

But Jackson did say he had concerns about Trump's diet and exercise and has recommended some changes. And the doctor said he would be working with the president, who is already on a light does of cholesterol reducing drug, to lower it further.

"Okay, great genes", Colbert quipped on The Late Show, "but he can't fit in them".

During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump began questioning the health of Democrat Hillary Clinton. That's because Trump "has a very unique ability to just get up in the morning and reset" or "push the reset button", which "has helped him with his stress level". The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) was administered by physician Dr. Ronnie Jackson at the president's behest.

Jackson, who has served three presidents, described Trump as "very sharp" and "very articulate when he speaks to me". Jackson accused doctors who have tried to diagnose Trump from afar of performing "tabloid psychiatry".

On Thursday, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said they stood by the accuracy of everything in the doctor's report.

"I mean, he washes his hands frequently", Dr. Jackson replied. "The good part is that, you know, we can build on that pretty easily".

Trump is 6-foot-3 and 239 pounds - one pound shy of obesity, according to the body mass index. (You're considered obese if your BMI hits 30.) But not everybody bought that last statistic.

"His cardiac health is excellent", Jackson said.

Other medication Trump takes includes low-dose Aspirin for heart health, some antibiotics for skin rosacea and Propecia for baldness.

With such a bad dietary history, how can that be? Trump also abstains from alcohol and smoking.

The White House physician's rosy assessment of the president's heart health is raising concern among cardiac specialists who saw the test results released to the public, and whose reactions included "alarming" and "big red flag".

Trump is the nation's oldest president and there here has been ongoing speculation as to whether the 71-year-old is mentally fit to be president due to his sometimes erratic behavior - concerns that were amplified after the publication of the explosive book Fire and Fury, which stated that the president's team constantly anxious about his mental stability.

At Trump's request, Jackson administered the Montreal Cognitive Assessment test, a common screening test for mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease.

The skeptics base their doubt in part on photos now viral on social media: the President side-by-side famous athletes who share the same height and weight.

Trump, 71, is known to enjoy high-fat foods like fried chicken, hamburgers and steak - and, while he plays golf, he does not have a daily exercise routine.

The numbers put Trump at higher risk for heart attack or other complications, if not managed properly.

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