Trump set for first doctor's exam in office


During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump's physician released a summary of his health that included his height, weight (236 pounds), cholesterol (HDL 63, LDL 94, triglycerides 61), blood pressure (116/70), blood sugar (99) and results of liver, thyroid, heart and colon exams.

He also released some lab results of the president, including his levels of cholesterol, blood glucose, vitamin D, and prostate-specific antigen, or PSA test.

"Many of you yourselves have reported on the fact that the president exhibits yeoman-like work every day in this job", deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley told reporters Monday.

The White House physician pronounced Donald Trump to be in "excellent health" after Trump had his first medical exam as USA president on Friday, capping off a week in which his mental fitness for the job has come under intense scrutiny.

According to that letter, Trump was overweight, although just shy of being obese, and had a calcium score of 98 in 2013.

The White House has made no attempt to deny Mr Trump's remarks about immigrants from "s***hole countries".

The public report from Trump's upcoming exam is also likely to be short and sweet, said George Annas, head of the Center for Health Law, Ethics and Human Rights at Boston University School of Public Health. "I'll be very surprised if it doesn't", he had said Thursday when asked by a reporter about his expectations for the doctor's appointment.

"This president works tirelessly for the American people".

In the recently released book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House", author Michael Wolff claims that many inside the White House are concerned about the president's mental and physical health, with allegations that he eats fast food on an nearly daily basis.

Full results of the exam are expected to be announced on Tuesday.

Trump himself has pushed back hard against any suggestion that he's mentally unfit, declaring himself "a very stable genius".

"Given my father's Alzheimer's and my own age, I will also insist on taking a mental acuity test".

Mr Trump was 70 when he took office on January 20, 2017, making him the oldest person ever elected to the nation's highest office.

Past physicals have also provided a glimpse into the president's habits. He seems to get little exercise beyond swinging a golf club, as he spends most of his time on the course traveling in an electric cart.

After an emergency session to discuss Mr Trump's remarks, a group of 54 African ambassadors to the United Nations said it was "concerned at the continuing and growing trend from the U.S. administration toward Africa and people of African descent to denigrate the continent and people of colour".

Trump likes fast food, too, along with well-done steaks, chocolate cake and double scoops of vanilla ice cream. Bill Clinton, despite a weight problem, could run at an 8-minute-mile pace.