"I'm sure their ratings were fantastic; they always are - which is why I think the media will ultimately support Trump in the end, because they're going to say, if Trump doesn't win in three years, they're all out of business".
Trump, like all Americans, has the right under federal law to keep health information from public disclosure.
Trump will have his first known medical exam since taking office on Friday, but there is little to indicate the checkup will provide much clarity about the state of the President's mind.
Talk of Trump's mental stability has been front and center in recent days following the release of Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House", which paints a picture of White House aides who are fearful of the president's state of mind.
Dr. Wells continued: "The President's actual physician- like any other individual's- who has direct knowledge of the complete history, examination and access to the full record is the only person who can determine medical fitness for the office". He added that Trump would "soon go bankrupt" if tougher libel laws were passed. White House staff know this to be true, with his screaming, throwing tantrums, and frequent repetitions of stories every few minutes.
The US president was speaking from prepared notes as he announced a plan to look at the country's libel laws at a White House Cabinet meeting. Trump will need to answer questions regarding his sex life and sleeping habits, medical experts said. The results have most often been a general recounting of the president's height, weight, cholesterol levels and the like. They also include a summary of a physical exam for the main systems of the body, such as the heart, lungs and eyes.
Representatives, including Lee, on behalf of the National Coalition of Concerned Mental Health Experts, issued a statement citing Trump's comments as evidence of his mental "unraveling". "All clinical data indicates that the president is now healthy and that he will remain so for the duration of his presidency".
In particular, he compared himself to Ronald Reagan, who faced questions about his mental health during his presidency. Obama's exam reports chronicled his struggle to quit smoking. Trump would sometimes order two McDonald's Corp.
According to a recent book Donald Trump is a big fan of fast food and soft drinks.
A 2016 letter released by Trump's physician Dr. Harold Bornstein claimed the tycoon was "in excellent physical health", with the only red flag being his BMI of 29.5, which made him overweight for a 6'3 man.
Among the most prominent was Woodrow Wilson, who suffered a stroke that left him incapacitated, a fact that was kept from his own Cabinet.
Cognitive assessments aren't routine in standard physicals, although they recently became covered in Medicare's annual wellness visits for seniors.