Trump’s Doctor: Weight 239, No Signs Of Dementia

CNN reports:

President Donald Trump asked the White House doctor to perform a cognitive exam during his physical last week, despite the doctor’s determination that such testing wasn’t necessary. “I have no concerns about his cognitive ability,” Dr. Ronny Jackson told reporters on Tuesday. He said the testing was conducted at the President’s wishes, and the results were normal.

Ahead of the exam, the White House said that tests for mental acuity would not be included. The question arose after a week of speculation about Trump’s mental fitness for office, spurred by the publication of a damaging book that suggested Trump’s own aides worry about his stability. Later, Trump attempted to clarify matters by tweeting he was a “very stable genius.”

The Hill reports:

Navy Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson, Trump’s military physician, led an unusual briefing at the White House where he offered a detailed rundown of the president’s recent physical exam.

“The president’s overall health is excellent,” Jackson said. “His cardiac performance during his physical exam was very good, he continues to enjoy the significant, long-term cardiac and overall health benefits that come from a lifetime of abstinence and alcohol.”

Jackson said Trump could stand to lose 10 to 15 pounds and improve his diet. The 6’3″, 239 pound president is one pound away from being considered obese under a scale used by the Centers for Disease Control.