White House doctor: Trump is fit for duty, should hit gym

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The test, created in 1996 by neurologist Ziad Nasreddine in Montreal, isn't a psychiatric exam, Dr. Jackson acknowledged, and it isn't meant to screen for mental health issues beyond cognitive troubles.

The recently-published book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, is believed to have pushed the businessman over the edge and encouraged him to prove that he's actually in good health.

Other tasks include drawing a clock face showing a specific time; repeating a sequence of numbers in reverse; and listing as many words as possible that begin with a certain letter.

But in many areas, Trump exceeded or was right at the average for men of his age, and Jackson, during a Tuesday briefing, praised the president repeatedly as being in "excellent" health.

Dr. Jackson said multiple times during the almost hour-long meeting with reporters that he had had no intention of administering the test, but that Trump requested the exam.

The presidential message honoring Barbara Jordan was released on the 21st anniversary of Jordan's death, and points out that the Texas Democrat shared many views on immigration with the Trump administration. The test does not assess psychiatric fitness.

In a Wednesday report, Gupta reported Trump's score of 133, which he said 'indicates plaque is present and that the patient has heart disease, ' as the number is higher than 100.

Trump said his "America First" immigration agenda was furthering "the spirit of Jordan's vision" - angering Texas Democrats and prompting scholars to say the president had taken Jordan's words out of context.

Dr. Ronald Petersen, an Alzheimer's disease expert at the prestigious Mayo Clinic, said he could not comment specifically on the president's cognitive health.

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He achieved a ideal score of 30 out of 30 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (Moca), a test that screens for illnesses such as Alzheimer's and dementia (but does not assess fitness to lead).

Trump, 71, is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 239 pounds, Jackson said, which is classified as overweight and is 1 pound away from being obese, according to the NIH's body mass index calculator.

Trump's cholesterol of 223 is elevated and his low-density lipoprotein of 143 is borderline high.

Jackson credited the results to genetics.

Dr Jackson said he would increase Mr Trump's daily dose of Crestor and bring in a nutritionist to work with White House chefs. "It's just the way God made him", he told reporters.

Durbin has said the White House should release whatever recording it might have of the meeting.

"It's not a diagnostic test, but it's pretty sensitive in picking up subtle changes in cognition", things involving memory, attention and language but not mental health issues, said Dr. Ranit Mishori, professor of family medicine at Georgetown University, who performs these types of routine physicals. A score below 26 would be a red flag.

But hundreds of people tweeting with the #GirtherMovement hashtag are accusing the USA president, 71, of lying about his weight. She also called for the mandatory use of an electronic employment verification system, now known as E-Verify, to finally turn off the jobs-magnet that lures so many illegal immigrants to our country.

Walking would leave him on the course longer than he prefers, he said. "I think he will remain fit for duty for the remainder of this term and even for the remainder of another (four-year) term if he's elected".

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