Doctor backing Donald Trump to serve out full presidential term
- Author: Joey Payne Jan 21, 2018,
Jan 21, 2018, 1:17
Questions about Mr Trump's fitness for office flared last week after a new book - Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff - said that nearly all of his top staff and advisers believe he is mentally unwell.
Trump's annual physical - conducted by Jackson last Friday at Walter Reed - only seemed to affirm the President's exercise beliefs.
"I think he saw doing the physical as an opportunity to put some of that to rest", Jackson said.
Trump scored a flawless 30 out of 30 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, a standard test that helps primary care physicians spot early-onset Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia. Absolutely no cognitive, mental issues whatsoever.
"It was interesting when I spoke to Dr. Jackson at first, he said, (Trump) passed all the tests with flying colors", Gupta said earlier on the program.
"He said, 'I want you to get out there and I want you to talk to them and I want you to answer every single question they have, ' " Jackson said.
"Steadily, up until just this past week when he had it performed again, those numbers have gone up", he said.
Ahead of the exam, the White House had said tests for mental acuity would not be included. Petersen said he could not comment specifically on the president's cognitive health.
"He would profit by an eating regimen that is bring down in fat and starches and a normal exercise regimen", Jackson stated, however recognized that Trump is broadly loath to work out. Tom Cotton and David Perdue and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to cover for Trump's racist outburst, and in the fawning public performances by White House officials Stephen Miller and Sarah Huckabee Sanders. That makes him overweight at best or obese by industry standards.
Jackson says Trump's overall health "is excellent".
While Jackson said that the president is in excellent health, he said that he would set him up with diet and exercise plan to help him to lose between 10 and 15lbs over the next year. And Jackson has upped Trump's dosage of Crestor, a cholesterol-lowering statin. "In order to further reduce his cholesterol level and further decreases his cardiac risk, we will increase the dose of this particular medication", Jackson said.
Jackson said that he spoke with Trump about why the president may have audibly slurred his words during a speech on December 6 and asked an ear, nose and throat specialist to look into it.
Jackson cited "genetics", saying some people "have incredible genes". "I told the president that if he had a healthier diet over the last 20 years he might live to be 200". "Some people have just great genes".
'If the president wants to get one done next year, then we'll do another one next year, ' he said. But, Trump doesn't even like to get too much exercise on the golf course - choosing to ride in a cart rather than walk the course.
One person briefed on the meeting said when Durbin got to Haiti, Trump began to ask why we want people from Haiti and more Africans in the U.S. and added that the United States should get more people from countries like Norway. "Thats probably one of the reasons why hes been successful", the doctor said.
Georgia GOP Sen. David Perdue said Sunday that there had been a "gross misinterpretation" of Trump's remarks in a private meeting, where sources told CNN Trump made the demeaning and dismissive comment about immigrants from Haiti and Africa and added that the USA should get more people from countries like Norway, a predominantly white and wealthy nation.