When he was running for office, Trump released a glowing report from his personal physician in NY, who said Trump would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency".
President Donald Trump is in excellent cognitive and physical shape, but he could stand to lose a few pounds, his personal physician said.
His blood pressure, meanwhile, was recorded at 122 over 74, and his total cholesterol was 223, which is higher than recommended. Based on those interactions, Jackson said he personally saw no need to administer a dementia screening.
"I get exercise. I mean I walk, I this, I that", Trump, 71, said during an Oval Office interview.
Jackson did note that the president "would benefit" from a diet lower in fat and carbohydrates and also more exercise. According to Jackson, nutritionists will come to the White House and work with the chefs there to create a healthy diet plan that Trump can follow. He passed a battery of heart exams, including a stress test that Jackson said showed an above-average exercise capacity for a man of his age, despite some calcium buildup in his arteries. Jackson said Trump has avoided some big heart risks - he's never smoked and isn't diabetic - and has no family history of heart problems.
The White House doctor announced during a briefing with reporters that he selected the Montreal cognitive test among several available.
Trump's predecessors, Democrat Barack Obama and Republican George W. Bush, were fitness enthusiasts, but Trump has no daily workout routine.
"The president is mentally very sharp", Jackson said.
"I don't think you could expect to see anything else, unless it's something that makes him look good", Annas said. "I have no reason whatsoever to think that the president has an issue with his thought process".
That conversation has continued into Wednesday, thanks in large part to armchair physicians suggesting Jackson lied about Trump's height and/or weight - the term "girther" has quickly taken hold - and CNN's Sanjay Gupta even diagnosing Trump with heart disease, which Jackson disputed Tuesday.
The test does not assess the president's psychiatric fitness and the president did not undergo a psychiatric evaluation, according to his doctor. "He's fit for the remainder of this term, and the next term, if he's elected".
The White House determines what data will be released from the exam. Trump is not compelled to release any information, and there is no template for the presidential exam. Jackson is expected to take questions about the results from reporters on Tuesday.