President Trump is in “excellent health,” that the White House doctor said Friday after the president underwent his first medical checkup since becoming president.
“The president ’s physical exam today at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center went tremendously well.”
“The president ’s physical exam now at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center went tremendously well,” Dr. Ronnie Jackson, the president’s physician, said in a statement.
Jackson added that “the president is in excellent health and I look forward to briefing a number of the details on Tuesday.”
The president physical examination came suggestions in a recent publication and by his detractors that he’s mentally unfit.
Trump himself has pushed hard against any suggestion he’s mentally unfit, this week declaring himself “a very stable genius”
The examination lasted a few hours and considered such things as Trump’s blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, heart rate and weight.
While the exams aren’t compulsory, contemporary presidents normally undergo them frequently and launch a doctor’s report declaring they are “fit for duty”
Two months prior to the November 2016 election, Trump released a five-paragraph letter by his longtime physician, Dr. Harold Bornstein, who reasoned that Trump was “in excellent physical health.”
A year earlier, Bornstein said in a December 2015 letter, “If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest person ever elected to the presidency.”
Jackson, Trump’s physician, is a Navy rear admiral who was the emergency medicine doctor for a shock trauma platoon in Taqaddum, Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom, according to his Navy bio. In addition, he provided care for President Barack Obama and turned into a White House physician in 2006.
Fox News’ Kristin Brown and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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