Exercise? I get more than people think, Trump says

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White House doctor says Trump will remain 'fit for duty' for years

"He's very articulate when he speaks to me", he said.

"I have absolutely no concerns about his cognitive ability", Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, M.D., told reporters during a White House press briefing on Tuesday.

And Susan Hunt said that everyone is now lining up to be weighed by Ronny Jackson.

The White House physician also declared the president as "very healthy" and his overall health "excellent" in spite of his unhealthy habits.

Trump is also not alone in his lack of interest in exercise.

At six feet, three inches tall, Trump had a body mass index (BMI) that puts him in the "overweight" range, according to the National Institutes of Health's online BMI calculator.

"The good part is that we can build on that pretty easily", Jackson said.

The commander-in-chief and his doctor made a plan to diet and exercise, in the hopes of losing 10 to 15 pounds in a year.

'I get exercise. I mean I walk, I this, I that, ' Trump, 71, said during an Oval Office interview. "And, of course, it would help to pick up things like Alzheimer's or age-related dementia", says Jackson.

Jackson said on Tuesday that Trump asked him to perform the cognitive exam, which the doctor had not planned to do, having deemed it unnecessary.

Another doctor said the test was "not definitive".

His cholesterol was 223, which is higher than recommended - as such, the president takes Crestor, a cholesterol-lowering medication.

Ziad Nasreddine has just learned that the Montreal Cognitive Assessment he developed as a young neurologist two decades ago was used to assess the cognitive functions of one of the world's most powerful people.

Trump's check-up - which included a cognitive test the president passed - came after Michael Wolff's book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House questioned his mental capacity. "I have no reason whatsoever to think that the president has an issue with his thought process".

Despite questions swirling about the president's cognitive abilities given reports that he sometimes repeats himself during meetings, Jackson said that Trump scored a 30 out of 30 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment - self described as a "cognitive screening test created to assist Health Professionals in the detection of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease".

Jackson reported normal results on an array of tests.

During the presidential election, Trump's campaign released an unusual statement from his personal physician which states in emphatic terms that Trump would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency".

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