The Latest: Doctor says Trump aced cognitive test
Jan. 17, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's health (all times local):
The White House physician says President Donald Trump performed "exceedingly well" on a surprise cognitive screening test administered last week.
Navy doctor Ronny Jackson administered Trump's first presidential physical. He says Trump received a perfect score on a test designed to detect early signs of memory loss and other mild cognitive impairment.
He also reports the 6-foot-3 president weighed in at 239 pounds — three pounds heavier than he was in September 2016, the last time Trump revealed his weight to the public. That number puts Trump on the cusp of — but just under — the obesity mark.
Jackson says, "The president's overall health is excellent." He predicts Trump will remain healthy for the duration of his presidency despite limited exercise and a diet heavy on fast food.
President Donald Trump asked that a cognitive test be included as part of his first physical exam.
Trump's physician — Navy doctor Ronny Jackson — says the president achieved a perfect score on the test, which was included in last Friday's medical checkup.
Jackson says Trump's 30 out of 30 score means there's no indication that Trump has any cognitive issues.
The doctor speculates that Trump requested the exam in an attempt to beat back the narrative of the past few weeks that he is mentally unfit for office.
Jackson describes Trump as "very sharp" and "very articulate when he speaks to me."
The doctor says he's found "no reason whatsoever" to think the president has any issues with his thought process.
President Donald Trump performed "exceedingly well" on cognitive screening during his recent physical examination.
That's according to his White House physician, navy doctor Ronny Jackson.
The doctor says he had "absolutely no concerns" about the 71-year-old president's cognitive abilities, but performed the screening because Trump asked him to do it.
Jackson says Trump's overall health "is excellent." Jackson is providing a more detailed readout Tuesday following Trump's first physical last Friday at the Walter Reed military hospital.
President Donald Trump's doctor says he's confident that Trump has a "very strong and a very probable possibility" of completing his presidency "with no medical issues."
Navy doctor Ronny Jackson says his assessment is based on Trump's cardiac assessment.
Trump had his first physical last Friday. Jackson says Trump's heart exam was normal, with regular rhythm and no abnormal sounds.
Trump also has no heart disease and no family history of it.
Jackson says that based on the clinical information he has on Trump and his year of observing the president, "I feel very confident that he has a very strong and a very probable possibility of making it completely through his presidency with no medical issues."
Trump took office at age 70, making him the oldest incoming U.S. president.
President Donald Trump's overall health "is excellent" and he did "exceedingly well" on cognitive screening.
That's according to his White House physician, Navy doctor Ronny Jackson.
Jackson is providing a more detailed readout Tuesday following Trump's first physical last Friday at the Walter Reed military hospital.
Jackson reports that the 6-foot-3 president weighed in at 239 pounds — three pounds heavier than he was in September 2016.
Trump's blood pressure was 122 over 74, and his total cholesterol was 223, which is higher than recommended.
Trump was 70 when he took office, making him the oldest person ever elected to the nation's highest office.
Jackson says Trump is healthy and should remain so for the remainder of his presidency.
A fuller readout of President Donald Trump's health following his first medical check-up is expected later Tuesday.
Trump's White House physician - Navy doctor Ronny Jackson - declared Trump to be in "excellent health" following last Friday's exam at the Walter Reed military hospital in Maryland.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Jackson will attend her briefing Tuesday to provide a more complete readout on Trump's physical health.
Not expected are any conclusions about Trump's mental acuity. Questions about Trump's mental fitness have been raised following comments attributed to some of his close advisers in a new book, and his recent slurring of words on national TV.
Presidents aren't required to get a checkup, but modern presidents do so regularly and release a doctor's report on the findings.