White House Doctor: Trump in ‘Excellent’ Health

By Melanie Arter | January 16, 2018 | 5:39pm EST
Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's doctor (Screenshot of White House video)

(CNSNews.com) - White House doctor, Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, told reporters at the White House Tuesday that the president’s health is “excellent” for a man in his 70s.

“Hands down, there’s no question that he’s in the excellent range” as far as cardiac health is concerned, and he has 20/30 vision, Jackson said.

The president’s diet could stand to be improved, the doctor said.

The president’s exam was four hours long and involved 12 consultants.

His hearing wasn’t tested, however, because it was low on the priority list, Jackson said.

The president requested a cognitive test and passed with flying colors. He viewed the physical as a way to put to rest questions on his mental fitness as president.

Jackson said Trump “has a very unique ability to just get up in the morning and reset” or “push the reset button,” which “has helped him with his stress level.”

As to whether the president should get more than the 4 to 5 hours of sleep he normally gets, Jackson said, “more sleep for all of us would be helpful, but it doesn’t really concern me.” The doctor said operating on that amount of sleep a night is “just the way he’s wired.”

A reporter asked about reports that the president is showing signs of dementia.

“People shouldn’t make those assessments about the president unless they’ve had a chance to examine him” in person, Jackson said.


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