The Washington Post reports:
President Trump’s personal physician once claimed he would be “the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency,” but there’s a good deal of evidence casting doubt on that idea.
Trump, who will undergo his first presidential physical exam Friday, is older than all previous presidents when they first took office. He is also the heaviest president in at least a generation and consumes a diet heavy with Big Macs, Filet-O-Fish sandwiches, fried chicken, pizza, well-done steak and two rounds of dessert.
He seems to get little exercise beyond swinging a golf club, as he spends most of his time on the course traveling in an electric cart. And he likes to brag about how little sleep he gets. The risks of such a health profile are well known: heart disease, strokes, diabetes and high blood pressure, to name a few.
The exam, which is not mandatory, will not include a psychological evaluation and the White House has refused to say if Trump will undergo any cognitive function testing. The results are expected to be discussed during Tuesday’s press briefing.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 12, 2018