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Take the Trump test: are you fit to be USA president?

Take the Trump test: are you fit to be USA president?

The President said he would like to lose some, according to the doctor.

Trump has a 16.7 percent risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as a heart attack or a stroke, over the next 10 years, according to the American College of Cardiology risk calculator. "Some people just have great genes".

President Donald Trump in September 2017.

"He saw doing the physical as an opportunity to put some of that to rest", Dr. Jackson said during a almost hourlong question-and-answer session in the White House briefing room.

Trump also takes aspirin daily to prevent heart disease, a multivitamin and applies a cream called ivermectin, as needed, to treat skin condition rosacea, Jackson said.

"I get exercise. I mean I walk, I this, I that", Trump told Reuters.

"The 6'3" president now weighs 239 pounds, Jackson said - 3 pounds heavier than he was in September 2016, the last time Trump revealed his weight to the public.

Doctor Asked How Trump Is so Healthy If He Eats McDonald's and Doesn't Exercise — Shuts It Down in Three Words

The doctor rhapsodised about Trump's vision, his stamina ("more energy than just about anybody") and above all his mental acuity, which, Jackson made sure to note, he examined only "because the president asked me to". The doctor also noted the president's history of "elevated cholesterol" in recommending that he mix up his dieting habits. "I get more exercise than people think".

Mr Trump's mental fitness for the job had come under scrutiny after a recently published, controversial book, Fire And Fury: Inside The Trump White House, portrayed him as childlike and mercurial.

Apparently, Trump also passed with flying colors: He scored 30 out of 30 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, which is created to detect early signs of memory loss and other neurologic functions.

Mr Trump, who was coy about sharing medical information during his unconventional 2016 run for office, used his first presidential medical exam - conducted last Friday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre - to try to put to rest lingering questions about his mental fitness for office.

The navy doctor delivered the assessment at an hour-long press conference at the White House on Tuesday, saying the president's health was "excellent", his mind was "sharp" and he needs only four or five hours' sleep a night.

Eric Trump set Twitter alight Wednesday with a flimsy defense of his father against accusations of racism.

India test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-V
The sophisticated missile traveled for 19 minutes and covered 4,900 km. Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha state, according to the Economic Times .



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