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Cognitive test given to Trump is a 10-minute routine screening

Cognitive test given to Trump is a 10-minute routine screening

He said he hadn't initially planned to administer the screening for neurological impairments, but did so at Trump's asking.

Jackson said future cognitive testing would be up to the president, and that he personally wouldn't have recommended it this year.

"I would say he sleeps four to five hours a night, and hes probably been that way his whole life".

It was during his time in Iraq that Jackson was chosen as a White House physician and returned to the United States in 2006.

"Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting", Trump tweeted Monday, using a nickname to needle the IL senator.

Jackson reported that the 6ft 3in president weighed in at 239lb, 3lb heavier than he was in September 2016.

According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute and the CDC, Trump's body mass index of 29.9 makes him officially overweight.

Trump also said the allegation was hurting efforts to strike a deal to protect so-called Dreamer immigrants. "And I would say that's the category he falls in right now".

He was presumably referring to his doctor telling White House reporters Tuesday that Trump had aced the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, which includes tasks like naming animals underneath pictures of them, identifying one's current location and drawing clock hands.

"He has a history of elevated cholesterol, and is now on a low dose of Crestor".

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Trump also allegedly said in that meeting that instead of granting temporary residence to citizens of countries affected by natural disasters, wars or epidemics, the U.S. should receive immigrants from countries like Norway.

Asked about Trump's comments challenging his honesty, Durbin told reporters Tuesday: "I stand by every word I said about what was said". "The answer to your question is that he has incredibly good genes, and it's just the way God made him".

Jackson said he would not have given Trump, 71, the assessment if the president had not asked for it. Jackson, who has been the lead White House doctor since 2013, said he has interacted with the president several times a day for the past year and saw no indications of cognitive problems. Last week, a group of mental health professionals sent a public letter to Jackson, requesting he test Trump's cognitive abilities.

Not expected are any conclusions about Trump's mental acuity.

The examination took place on Friday toward the end of a week in which Trump's mental fitness for the job had come under intense scrutiny after a controversial book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House", portrayed him as a childlike and mercurial.

He has previously declared himself "a very stable genius".

Other medication Trump takes includes low-dose Aspirin for heart health, some antibiotics for skin rosacea and Propecia for baldness.

That could be due to two factors, Jackson said.

Ziad Nasreddine, the Canadian immigrant who designed the test, said the exam doesn't test for everything: it doesn't examine judgment, or personality, and in certain cases, he says, it can be duped by an extremely educated subject.