President Donald Trump is “in very good
health”, the White House doctor, Sean Conley, said after a four-hour
Dr. Sean Conley added: “I
anticipate he will remain so for the duration of his presidency and
He and other 11 medical specialists put President Trump through a series of
tests in a Washington suburb.
Donald Trump, 72, had previously been asked to lose at least 10lb and there
is no evidence that he has done so.
White House aides report that the president is eating more fish than he used
to, according to Reuters.
However, according to spokesman Hogan Gidley, President Trump
“admits” he has not followed his diet and exercise plan
No further details on President Trump’s health have been released.
At the first physical of his presidency, which took place last year, Donald
Trump was found to weigh 239lb and have a cholesterol level that is slightly
higher than recommended.
President Trump is known to take medication for heart health and against
cholesterol and male pattern hair loss.
His body mass index (BMI) indicates he is overweight but not obese.
Donald Trump’s health has attracted
attention before. During his campaign he produced a letter that said he would
be the “healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency”.
However, the doctor named as its author later said Donald Trump had written the
President Donald Trump is in “excellent health”, his White House physician has announced.
Donald Trump, 71, underwent his first medical check-up since becoming president.
Dr. Ronny Jackson said in a brief statement that the three-hour examination of the president on January 12, conducted by military doctors, had gone “exceptionally well”.
The White House physician promised further details on January 16.
No psychiatric tests were planned but Michael Wolff’s recent book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, fuelled speculation about the president’s mental health.
According to the author, all Donald Trump’s White House aides see him as a “child” who needs “immediate gratification”.
President Trump responded by saying Michael Wolff’s book was “full of lies”, while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson dismissed suggestions the president’s mental health was failing.
The health status announcement echoed the words of President Trump’s own long-time doctor, Harold Bornstein, in a pre-election assessment in December 2015, when he declared his client would be the “healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency”.
Doctors assessed President Trump on January 12 at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
Among them was Dr. Ronny Jackson, whose official title is Physician to the President.
A rear admiral in the US Navy, Dr. Ronny Jackson also tended to Donald Trump’s predecessor, President Barack Obama.
In the run-up to January 12 check-up, the White House made clear that it would focus on the president’s physical health.
It is up to the White House what data, if any, it reveals about President Trump’s condition.
The White House has a long history of picking and choosing what to reveal about its occupant’s health, Barbara Perry, director of presidential studies at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, was quoted as saying by Reuters.
President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963), Barbara Perry pointed out, disclosed war injuries but not the fact that he suffered from Addison’s disease, a degenerative condition.
Experts have been baffled by the capacity of an overweight Donald Trump to consume large amounts of fast-food and appear to take minimal exercise, while staying fit.
A recent book, Let Trump Be Trump, claimed Donald Trump had “four major food groups” during his campaign, which were McDonald’s, fried chicken, pizza, and Diet Coke.
Co-authored by Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, the book said the president could eat “two Big Macs, two Filet-O-Fish, and a chocolate malted (milkshake)” for dinner.